While Baselworld excitement is winding down, another impressive jewelry show is just getting started. Moscow’s Kremlin museum is hosting one of the largest surveys of Indian jewelry with over 300 pieces representing five hundred years. Intricately-carved turban jewels and gold collar necklaces embedded with stacked gems and brilliant enamel exemplify the resplendence of the 17th-century Mughal Empire, while contemporary wedding pieces by the late Munnu Kasliwal for the Gem Palace show the continuing legacy of the Indian craft. Designs by Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier demonstrate its influence. Spanning two massive spaces inside the museum, the exhibit offers a unique opportunity to view work from institutions and private collections across the globe. Exit through the gift shop at your own risk.
“India: Jewels that Enchanted the World” is on view at the Kremlin Museum in Russia through July 27th, 2014.