Maharaja jewels avaIndian Maharaja and Maharani used to wear tons of gold, gems, and massive jewelry pieces. It is traditional for Indian culture to wear a lot of jewels, but the kings and queens gave a new meaning to the usage of precious adornments. Here you are some photos of these valuable pieces used by the Indian monarchs. Some of them are really amazing.


The Patiala necklace that belonged to Maharaja Yadavindra Singh of Patiala

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The drawing of the ceremonial necklace for the Maharaja of Nawanagar, 1931

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The magnificent 3-tired diamond necklace, worn by Sita Devi, the Maharani of Baroda, in 1948

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The aigrette by Cartier and various other turban ornaments worn by Maharaja Bhupendra Singh of Patiala

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Bejeweled Maharaja of Mysore

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The Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh Bahadur of Alwar wears the star insignia of the Indian orders granted to him by the British

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The famous 7-row diamond necklace and other diamond ornaments, worn by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad

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Raja Savant Singh and Bani Thani

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The jade case, 1700-1800. It is made of jade, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, and steel

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The Maharaja of Mudhol, Gangadhar Rao

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The superb clarity and color of emerald rank it among the world’s finest Colombian emeralds. It was once the centerpiece of an emerald and diamond necklace belonging to the Maharani of the former state of Baroda, India. It originally weighed 38.4 carats, but was re-cut and set into a ring designed by Harry Winston, where it is surrounded by 60 pear-shaped diamonds, totaling 15 carats

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The Maharaja Dilip Singh of Lahore. Amongst many other jewels, he is wearing a diamond “sarpech” (Indian turban ornament) or aigrette with 3 plums and a centrally placed emerald

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The turban ornament. It is made of gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphire, pearl

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The Maharaja of Darbhanga

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The Maharaja of Alwar

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The Star of Asia. One of the world’s finest star sapphire. Its weight is 330 carats

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The Maharaja of Nawanagar wearing the emerald and diamond necklace created by Cartier in 1926

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The Maharana of Udaipur

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The Maharaja Bhupendra Singh of Patiala

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The diamond necklace, worn by the Gaekwar of Baroda. It is made to display both the 128.48-carat “Star of the South” and the 78.5-carat “English Dresden” below it

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The Maharaja of Jammu&Kashmir

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Indian crown jewels

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