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Jewelry of Mysore Maharaja

First Online: August 15, 1997
Page Last Updated: November 20, 2017


My eyes feasted, hands trembled and my heart was overwhelmed with a sense of history as we ran through the jewelry of the former kings of Mysore (Wodeyars). There were precious stones, pearls, emeralds, diamonds and golden jewelry. There were even footwear made with pure gold. Necklaces, pendants, broaches.... each one a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Some were worn by the royal family members when they posed for Raja Ravi Varma's portraits.... Here are a few digitally scanned pictures in memory of the glorious era that has gone by.

-- K.L. Kamat



Golden Waist Belt
Carving on the golden waist belt

Precious Stones of a Necklace
Precious stones of a Necklace

Pearl necklace with a decorative pendant


Pendant studded with emeralds and stones

Golden Oil Lamps (<i>diyas</i>)
Golden Oil Lamps

Necklace with gold pleated chain

Golden Footwear
Golden footwear

Coins and Golden Chain
Golden chain with gold coins

Other Royal Families of India

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