The jewels of the Grand Palais

The jewels of the Grand Palais

Publish on Monday, 27 March 2017

Diamonds, emeralds and jade sparkle with a thousand lights from 29th March to 5th June as the Grand Palais hosts the treasures of Indian jewellery for an exhibition entitled ‘From the Great Mughals to the Maharajas’.  It explores the history of Indian jewellery and covers the use of precious gems in court furniture. It’s your opportunity to dream in front of these rare Indian treasures. And why not? After all, you may find some gift ideas.

 

Treasures of the Court

 

Almost 300 exceptional pieces, mainly from the Al Thani collection, will be presented at the Grand Palais. Among the many splendours, you’ll see the pale pink Agra diamond. The stone’s epic journey dates to the 16th century and it was owned by several generations of Mughal emperors before being stolen by an English soldier and taken to England. Other highlights include the Eye of the Idol, a beautiful blue coloured gem that was discovered in 1600, and the jade cup of Emperor Jahangir (16th century) engraved with Persian characters. In addition to these marvellous Royal treasures of the Moghuls, you’ll see recent creations by leading French jewellers for the Indian princes. Of note are the Eye of the Tiger which adorns the turban of the Maharajah Ranjitsinhji of Nawanagar and Maharajah Bhupinder Singh of Patiala’s ruby necklace, both by Cartier.

 

Art Paris Art Fair 2017

 

The festival of contemporary art takes place from March 30th to April 2nd at the Grand Palais. In addition to European art from the post-war era to the present day, the event will bring art from Africa to the forefront of the international arts scene.  As it is every edition, emerging creative talent is highlighted in the "Promise" sector which can be found at the centre of the exhibition. The aim of the Art Paris Art Fair is to make contemporary art accessible to all via a range of ‘decrypting’ workshops that are organised over the course of the 3-day event.  It’s your chance to see contemporary art in a new light while extending the fun in your room of the Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris

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