Fabergé ruby diamond presentation brooch, c.1890s.

Photo courtesy A Rakyan Collection Ltd

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The talk by Merchant (appointed northern regional ambassador in 2022) via Zoom at 4pm on May 3 is titled Crown Jewels, Dynastic Diamonds, and covers British crown jewels as well as the significant jewels of Indian princes and maharajahs, along with those of Persia and of Russia.