Precious jewels of historical dimension in the al-Kafeel Museum of valuables and manuscripts.

There are precious and rare antiques that adorn the al-Kafeel Museum of valuables and manuscripts, as the lovers of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) do not hoard any precious and valuable antique to the place of dignity and honor, including magnificent and fascinating precious jewelleries are gifted to the shrine of the Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) by kings, sultans and visitors of his holy shrine from all over the world.

The Museum official Mr. Sadeq Lazem has stated to al-Kafeel Network: "al-Kafeel Museum includes a collection of the finest and most beautiful royal jewellery that were worn by Qajar, Safavids and Ottomans kings and princes, and those that were put on their crowns and turbans, made of gold studded with rock crystal, sapphire, emerald and green glass, and that were gifted to the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), in addition to a set of honor decorations, necklaces and some rare collectibles that are only owned by the al-Kafeel Museum. These ornaments are divided into three categories: gold, silver and various precious stones such as diamonds, rubies and emeralds."

He added: "There is a large collection of jewellery in the Museum, some of which is in form of floral ornament made of gold and silver inlaid with precious stones, with several names. Some are called Broches, and those in form of pear are called Naderyah referring to the Persian king Nader Shah, in addition to the gold bracelets and necklaces, as well as ornaments that are placed on the front and top of the head and women's anklets of gold and silver, and also very old earrings. The Museum also includes:

1- Lantern of pure gold containing vegetable inscriptions written on it: Waqf to al-Abbas (peace be upon him).

2- Old cloth belts inlaid with gold and enamel.

Continuing: "The al-Kafeel Museum of valuables and manuscripts also includes a large collection of rings and precious prayer beads of precious stones such as agate, and also some precious gemstones such as Yemeni agate, rubies, emeralds in addition to a lot of collectibles and jewels that were lost, as after matching the existing valuables in the year 2000 and what we have today, we found that lot of precious pieces were lost, maybe in the last days of the fall of the regime."

As for knowing the gemstones types and the method used to maintain the Jewellery, Mr. Sadeq has explained: "With the help of experts, and with the use of a special device that checks these jewels and stones we get to know the type of the gemstones, which are maintained through providing appropriate atmosphere and with the use of the special conservation materials, so-called preventive maintenance."
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