Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Jewels from the Persian Qajar Dynasty

The Qajar Dynasty  was an Iranian royal dynasty of Turkic origin specifically from the Qajar tribe, ruling over Iran from 1789 to 1925.

Emerald Sunburst Tiara

 

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.

Badge of the Order of the Lion and the Sun

 

Qajar kings were known for their extravagant jewelry.

Qajar Period Pearl and Enamel Ring

 

Following their leaders, both men and women wore stylish accessories, a trend that is conspicuous in the paintings of the era.

Qajar Dynasty diamond

 

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.

Gold, Cabochon Emerald, Cabochon Ruby, Diamond, Qajar White Sapphire and Enamel Diadem

 

The Kiani Crown, put on the head of a newly coronated king, was adorned with thousands of priceless gems like rubies, emeralds, and diamonds.

Kiani Crown

 

Other pieces of jewelry created during the Qajar Dynasty bring into focus the power, vision, and culture of a truly impressive era in history.

Medal Of The Qajar Order Of The Sun

 

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.

A Court Lady Playing a Santour

 

More articles about the fantastic Qatar Jewels Collection can be found at Reena Ahluwalia  and Afra Art Gallery.

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