In India, a Father’s Legacy Becomes a Jewelry Museum

JAIPUR, India — In 2009, the brothers Suresh and Arun Dhaddha decided that it was finally time to go through the belongings of their father, Gyan Chand Dhaddha, who had died five years before at the age of 64.

They knew that the jeweler and gemologist, who had been well known in the thriving gem trade here, had amassed a collection of artifacts and stored it all rather haphazardly in the family home. But they weren’t prepared for the hoard they discovered: about 2,500 objects ranging from 100 to 3,000 years old, from Mughal-era miniature paintings to maharajah-worthy jewels, that rivaled the holdings of many established cultural

 Source: NY Times. In India, a Father’s Legacy Becomes a Jewelry Museum