Once governed by the Nizams of India, #Hyderabad is a fascinating place to visit - elaborate palaces, grand architecture and intriguing monuments, including the Qutub Shahi tombs, Chowmahalla Palace and Golconda Fort, and is the gateway to the ancient sites of the Deccan era.
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The Light of Golconda ring, a rare 33.03-carat diamond mounted in platinum. It was mined from the ancient kingdom of Golconda (in today’s Indian state of Hyderabad), a place that once attracted rich princes, traders and adventurers to its bazaars and gem markets. It is this ancient background that gives this diamond an extra level of wonderment, and certainly contributes to its pre-sale estimate of USD 7 million.
HM Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain wearing the BURMESE RUBY TIARA, along with the magnificent ruby necklace, known as the State Rubies, left to the Crown by Queen Victoria. The Queen received the rubies from the people of Burma as a Coronation gift. Queen Elizabeth II sent the rubies to Garrad’s to create a new tiara in 1973.