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

Silk sword sash with jewelled gold fittings, c1900.

Gold and diamond hair ornament from Western India, c1900.

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