Hyderabad misses the Nizam’s Priceless Jewels

India is the home for one of the greatest ancient civilization. The people who had belonged to Indus valley civilization have a rich and long history. The history of the story belongs to beautiful gems and jewelry in the world. Earlier, the Nizams were the rulers of Hyderabad. The last Nizam ruler was Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi Asaf Jah VII is the one of the richest man in the world. The Nizams had unbelievable collection of Jewerls. The A.P government swear to have the collection brought to the city and put them on a permanent display.

Hyderabad misses the Nizam’s Priceless Jewels

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Famous Nizams Jewerly

This comprises 173 wonderful pieces, including the famous 184.50 carat Jacob diamond from the treasury that belongs to the previous Nizams of Hyderabad. The collection has been with the Union government and deposited in the safe place of the RBI. Few other pieces of the fine collection includes priceless uncut Colombian emeralds, rare carat Alexandrite ring, a necklace with 12 flat diamonds and emerald arm bands weighing 150 carats said to have been belonged to the Mysore ruler named Tipu Sultan. Hyderabad is the city in which jewelry actually belongs. It has hosted exhibition for 2 times in the year 2001 and 2006 at Salar Jung Museum. Huge number people visited the exhibition.

Security not an issue

The Former Director of Salar Jung Museum A.K.V.S. Reddy, who supervised the temporary exhibitions in the city, says that the priceless collection belonged to the city Hyderabad itself and argues a permanent facility to display them.

“Security is key aspect for such galleries and a decade ago when it was displayed here, we had to deploy nearly 120 security personnel. However, with more advanced technologies in the form of camera surveillance and alarms, the requirement will be less,” he says.

Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali describes the collection of erstwhile Nizam rulers as an asset of the city and says all efforts will be made to get it here for a permanent display.