Maharajas & Mughals Magnificence

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Contributed by Ellen Easton

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and so are rubies, emeralds and sapphires at Christie’s Maharajas & Mughals Magnificence -Al Thani Collection sale.

This once in a lifetime , landmark auction taking place at Christie’s NY on June 19, 2019, now on view until June 18, 2019,  is a must see, do not miss treasure trove.

Maharajas & Mughals Magnificence


As stated by Christie’s,  the exhibition presents an unprecedented group of jewels, gemstones and decorative objects consisting of over four hundred lots spanning over five hundred years.

Maharajas & Mughals Magnificence

Highlights include the famed “‘Arcot  ll’ diamond presented to Queen Charlotte, wife of King George lll, and worn by Queen Elizabeth ll at her 1953 coronation,  

Maharajas & Mughals Magnificence

The Mirror of Paradise D colour internally flawless Golconda diamond of 52.58 carats, 

The Patiala Ruby Cartier choker 

Maharajas & Mughals Magnificence

The 152.60 carat diamond Turban Ornament  to so many more eye popping wonderments of the finest craftsmanship.  These significant historical pieces are complemented by an important selection of creations from the 20th century by the major houses of Bulgari , Cartier, Janesich, Jar, Linzeler, Maubousin and Mellerio.

Christie’s NY

20 Rockefeller Plaza at 49th Street, New Yok, NY

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Ellen Easton, author of Afternoon Tea~Tips, Terms and Traditions(RED WAGON PRESS), an afternoon tea authority, lifestyle and etiquette industry leader, keynote speaker and product spokesperson, is a hospitality, design, and retail consultant whose clients have included the Waldorf=Astoria, the Plaza and Bergdorf Goodman. Easton’s family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon, thus building one of the largest and best cultivated teas estates on the island.

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