Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Priceless Indian necklace returns home: News

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    • Angelica Jopson in London
    • A 19th century necklace belonging to the wife of the great Sikh ruler, Ranjit Singh, will finally return to Punjab.

      The emerald and seed pearl necklace from the Lahore treasury, reputedly worn by Maharani Jindan Kaur was, bought for around $88,000 (a little over Rs 4.1 million) at a London auction recently.

      The buyer, Peter Verdi, is adamant that it must return home to India.

      "I am relieved that the necklace is back in a Sikh family," he said.