Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani of Qatar is the owner of one of the most exquisite collections of fine treasure troves of Mughal gems the world has ever seen. Now, the Sheikh is opening his private collection to the world, with more than 100 objects being loaned to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Sheikh Hamad has had a life-long love of jewellery and art and was inspired to focus on collecting after he saw an exhibition of Indian jewellery at the V&A in 2009. The latest collection Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection explores the Indian jewellery, some of which are dated at 400-years-old.
The showcase of diamond-encrusted jewels, brooches, emeralds, pearl necklaces, gemstones and exquisite objects including a bejewelled dagger, are now on display and Buro 24/7 Middle East has a sneak peak inside the exhibition...
Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection, which is sponsored by antique dealer Wartski, runs until March 28, 2016 at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.