Historical Mughal Jewellery and Objets d’Art from a Private Collection

Margit Jäschke


Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim



Open to the Public



Historical Mughal Jewellery and Objets d’Art from a Private Collection 

Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim

22 November 2024 through early February 2025 

Architecture, literature and painting, as well as jewellery, experienced a heyday during the Indian Mughal Empire. Mughal jewellery from the 16th to 18th centuries in particular stands out for its excellent quality in terms of design and craftsmanship. Although made of precious gold and embellished with gemstones, it does not look overly ornate but testifies to a well-developed sense of aesthetics and refinement, and is clearly distinct from 19th-century Maharaja jewellery. The exhibition will be featuring superlative examples of the goldsmith’s and the hardstone carver’s art during this culturally important epoch in India’s history. The majority of the exhibits will be from a private collection that has never been revealed to the public before. But there will also be a few outstanding pieces of Mughal jewellery on loan from international museums. 

About Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim

The Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim, Germany is a museum dedicated to the history and art of jewelry making. It showcases a wide range of jewelry from different eras and styles, including precious pieces from the Renaissance and Art Deco periods. The museum also features interactive exhibits and educational programs that highlight the craftsmanship and design of jewelry. Visitors can learn about the history of jewelry making in Pforzheim, which has been a center of jewelry production for centuries, and see the tools and techniques used by master craftsmen. The Schmuckmuseum is a must-visit destination for jewelry enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history and art of this fascinating field.

Opening hours of Pforzheim’s Jewellery Museum:

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Public holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve


Admission € 10, reduced price € 8.50, combined (permanent & special exhibition) € 18 Griffe indischer Zierschwerter 17. Jh. Privatsammlung 
€ 6 combined ticket, incl. a visit to the Technical Museum of Pforzheim's Jewellery and Watchmaking Industries

Free of charge for holders of a Museum-Pass-Musées, ICOM card oder »Schwarz­wald­karte« (permanent exhibition)


Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
Jahnstraße 42
75173  Pforzheim


Image Credits

Cleared-out showcases at the Jewellery Museum – visitors are invited to play the role of curators © SMP, Photo Bernhard Friese