In pictures: treasures of the Al Thani Collection

Around 100 objects reflecting, or inspired by, the jewellery traditions of the Indian subcontinent will be on display at the V&A, London, this November

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Diamond turban jewel made for the Maharaja of Nawanagar, 1907; remodelled in 1935.

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7._Jade_crutch_handle_with_precious_stones_set_in_gold_18th_century_Mughal_Empire-4e18625

Jade crutch handle with precious stones set in gold from the Mughal Empire, 18th century.

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Silk sword sash with jewelled gold fittings, c1900.

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Gold and diamond hair ornament from Western India, c1900.

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Gold finial from Tipu Sultan’s throne, c1790–1800.

Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection is on show at the V&A, London, from 21 November 2015–28 March 2016. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit the museum’s website

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Images © The Al Thani Collection © Servette Overseas Limited, 2014