Thanks Xavi24, it's always good to be informed of material which is out there but not readily highlighted. I am aware that Afghanistan did have a Royal family but I was never aware of there outstanding jewels.
Hello guys 👋
I hope you all are doing okay and keeping healthy.
I know Afghanistan’s current state is on everyone’s minds; such sad news.
Afghanistan was once a Monarchy so, I thought we could talk about Afghan royalty and their jewels.
Here is Queen Sarwar Sultan, Consort of Amir Habibullah and mother of King Amanullah. She was apparently Afghanistan’s most powerful Queen. She is literally draped in diamonds and emeralds. Look at that necklace and that star brooch. Also, is that a diamond ornament on her hair? https://preview.redd.it/l1ihylz8ztr61.jpg?width=1170&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=d17c1a696a12ce2e454db24495cdc0c5716aa128
Queen Soraya, wife of King Amanullah wearing a star tiara, and a substantial necklace with a gemstone pendant. https://www.gettyimages.com.mx/detail/fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/postcard-of-princess-consort-of-afghanistan-fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/658614270
Queen Soraya seemed to favor that necklace for day time events as well. https://www.gettyimages.com.mx/detail/fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/the-king-and-queen-of-afghanistan-at-the-fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/613477180
Afghanistan’s last Queen was Queen Humaira Begum, wife of King Mohammed Zahir, a very elegant woman that believed less was more. She didn’t like big flashy things unlike her predecessors, and as far as I know the Queen was never pictured wearing a tiara. Even on State Visits, she wouldn’t take with her big things, just a pair of earrings and a small necklace, like she did for the Japanese State Visit she and her husband made in 1969 https://www.google.com.pa/amp/s/royalwatcherblog.com/2019/04/14/afghanistan-state-visit-to-japan-1969/amp/
And the visit they paid to President De Gaulle https://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Afghanistan-Humaira-looking-Charles/dp/B01M2Z3LA3
The King and Queen also paid a state visit to Queen Elizabeth II in 1971, but I haven’t been able to find pictures of the Queen during the event, so far I’ve found this of the King with Queen Elizabeth II https://www.gettyimages.com.mx/detail/fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/royalty-london-england-8th-december-1971-h-r-h-fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/79024234
She also owned this very beautiful diamond brooch that wore as a pendant for this photo. https://mobile.twitter.com/AfghanHistorian/status/1189572722466140166/photo/1
This pendant with two pear-shaped pearls. https://www.gettyimages.com.mx/detail/fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/könig-von-afghanistan-mit-königin-humaira-bei-fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/545638795
That’s all guys for now guys! I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend and let’s pray Afghanistan’s situation gets better. ✌️