Dr Amin Jaffer is arguably one of the best known authorities on Indian Art and Jewellery. As Christie’s International Director of Asian Art, he is well regarded by important collectors for his in-depth knowledge and ability to inspire cohesive acquisitions. He is also an accomplished author and scholar. It was with great excitement, that the art world came to the V & A in London for the launch of Assouline Publishing’s Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems & Jewels, a book exploring the unique tradition of Indian jewellery based on the private Al-Thani collection. Edited by Dr Jaffer, with essays by world- renowned jewellery specialists and scholars, this 416-page book takes us on a historical journey of Indian jewellery as reflected in this magnificent private collection!
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