Jacob Diamond: The diamond double the size of ‘Kohinoor’ on display

Jacob Diamond: The diamond double the size of ‘Kohinoor’ on display: On Monday, the exhibition of Nizam’s jewels was inaugurated at the National Museum in Delhi, after a gap of 11 years. The collection includes 173 precious items, comprising the famous Jacob diamond. Jacob diamond is basically just about double the size of the Kohinoor diamond which has covered a time period from the 18th century to the early 20th century.

Jacob Diamond is double the size of Kohinoor & it’s on display at National Museum

The exhibitions range over 28 showcases which contains dudes, sarpechs, necklaces, belts and buckles, pairs of bracelets and bangles, earrings, armlets, toe rings, finger rings, pocket watches, buttons and cufflinks.

Even though the jewels or precious items in the exhibition are extracted from faraway places or mines such as the diamonds from the Golconda and Colombian emeralds predominate mines, Burmese rubies and spinets and pearls from Basra and the Gulf of Mannar which is located off the east coast of India. An additional masterwork in the exhibition is a collection of 22 unset emerald fragments.

The initial articles in the collection almost certainly arrived at the Hyderabad treasury at the time of the invasion of the Deccan by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The sophisticated set of double strand chain necklaces with diamonds on the both sides date to the late 17th or early 18th century are also available in exhibition which are also called the Adil Shahi jewel types.

Jacob Diamond Worth Rs 218 Crore & Double Kohinoor’s Size On Display In National Museum Delhi

A couple of beautifully constructed diamond set armbands in a flower blossom design establishes the sophistication of the Mughal atelier and two remarkable bright green set armbands are supposed to have belonged to Tipu Sultan  who was the ruler of Mysore.

One of the biggest and richest collections of jewels that are Nizam jewellery, were purchased by the Government of India in 1995 at a cost of Rs 218 crore. The collection had continued to be in the custody of the HEH Nizam Jewellery Trust and the HEH Nizam Supplement Jewellery Trust which was created by the last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, in the year 1951 to 1952 to maintain safety of the inherited treasure and wealth of the family.

The exhibition is going to be remained open for the general public from 19 February 2019 to 5 May 2019 and the time for visiting the exhibition is from 10am to 6pm. The exhibition will be closed on Mondays as well as on the national holidays too. There is also an entry fees to visit the exhibition such as an entry ticket of Rs 50 per person.

The very first exhibition was organised in the year 2001, from 29 August to September 15. The following second exhibition was organised in the year 2007, from 30 September to December 30.