The National Museum since its inception has been acquiring jewellery pieces for its collection. The specially designed gallery contains two hundred forty-three objects in twenty-seven showcases projecting the development of jewellery art during the last five thousand years. The fine examples hail from various parts of the country and represent different time periods. The examples present Indian Jewellery from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. The majority of exhibits range between the periods of the 17th century to the mid 20th century.
Each showcase narrates a story of its own and if some specimens are proud of their age and antiquity, others boast of their exquisite workmanship and fabulous intrinsic value. There are several items that were fabricated for auspicious and ceremonial occasions such as weddings and coronations or as offerings to the deity in a temple. While gold dominates in terms of materials used, precious jewels like diamonds, rubies, emeralds and other precious stones are also seen in abundance.
The Jewellery Gallery is temporarily closed.