Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
This turban ornament probably dates from the mid-nineteenth century and was probably made in Udaipur. It is in a traditional Mughal style. The stones are of impressive size and many are faceted. In Indian jewellery this was usually only done to larger stones. Some of the stones may have served other purposes in the past; this was common practice as the best stones in a treasury would be reset as fashions, or the whim of a ruler, changed.