Once the name Golconda was associated with only one thing: pink diamonds. At the end of the 17th century during the great age of the Mughal Empire in India Golconda was mined out and the sparkling vein of rose petal diamonds dried up.
Golconda is also the first of the Joel Arthur Rosenthal fragrances, and if you have never heard of him, that may be because you are not a jewelry collector of very high net worth. Also you missed the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s retrospective of JAR jewelry which I curse myself for missing, because the pieces are so lovely that seeing them just makes your day. Continue reading