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Miniature. “Khusraw Beholding Shirin Bathing” India, Deccan, Hyderabad; c. 1720-1740

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Chowmahalla Palace - Hyderabad, India

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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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Queen Elizabeth ~ State visit to Turkey. Gorgeous hat by sir Philip Somerville.

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The Jewels of the Nizams of Hyderabad State are the largest and richest collection of jewels in India. -wiki

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Colorful entrance - Hyderbad, Andhra Pradesh - India Indian homes. Indian decor. Traditional indian interiors. Ethnic decor. Indian architecture. Interior design india. Carved indian furniture. Contemporary indian design. Architect India.

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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.

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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.

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