The Qajar Dynasty was an Iranian royal dynasty of Turkic origin specifically from the Qajar tribe, ruling over Iran from 1789 to 1925.
The Qajar jewelry and artifacts are like time capsules, the physical aesthetics and the technical way they were made had a lasting impact of how jewelry developed, and influenced other cultures.
Qajar kings were known for their extravagant jewelry.
Following their leaders, both men and women wore stylish accessories, a trend that is conspicuous in the paintings of the era.
In actual fact, the craftsmanship of the jewelers and artisans of the royal court had become so sophisticated that they made a considerable impact on how jewelry was viewed throughout the world.
The Kiani Crown, put on the head of a newly coronated king, was adorned with thousands of priceless gems like rubies, emeralds, and diamonds.
Other pieces of jewelry created during the Qajar Dynasty bring into focus the power, vision, and culture of a truly impressive era in history.
The royal family and its ranking officers often went to extremes to decorate their outfits and uniforms with diamonds, rubies, pearls, and other precious stones.
More articles about the fantastic Qatar Jewels Collection can be found at Reena Ahluwalia and Afra Art Gallery.
3 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Jewels from the Persian Qajar Dynasty”
I know. I included the painting because all those little dots are diamonds and rubies and pearls and gold. Again. Wow.