Four British officers passing by went to their aid, and managed to detain one of the assailant. The press reported that the evidence indicated that the robbery was not the motive for the crime, but rather revenge or an attempt at abduction. The Times stated Bombay police were offering a reward of 10,000 rupees for info but added 'it is feared however the organization behind the gang is so powerful, wealthy and unscrupulous, it would offer even greater inducements to remain silent.
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The Indore Pears The Indore Pears set as a pair of earrings. These two diamonds are linked to the Malabar Hill Murder: One evening in January of 1925 at an hour when the hanging gardens of Malabar Hill, one of the most salubrious parts of Bombay, were crowded with people, an official of the Bombay Corporation was driving along its ridge, accompanied by a friend and a Muslim woman. Suddenly their car was attacked by armed men. The official was murdered and the two others were injured…
A Belle Epoque platinum and diamond necklace, by Chaumet, circa 1911. Featuring a pair of very large pear-shaped diamonds of the finest quality, set into light, flexible platinum settings. Supplied to the Maharaja of Indore. #BelleÉpoque #necklace
A Harry Winston emerald and diamond necklace, circa 1955, set with 12 emerald-cut emeralds weighing some 107 carats, and 341 marquise-shaped, round and baguette diamonds weighing some 153 carats,. The 12 emeralds were originally part of a necklace bought by Harry Winston from the Maharaja of Indore, Yashwant Rao Holkar.
Hand that held history - Harry Winston. The 125.35 carat emerald cut Jonker diamond is at the center. Top left is the 94.80 carat pear shaped Star of the East diamond. The 45.52 carat blue Hope diamond rests between his index and middle finger. The 337.10 carat Sapphire of Catherine the Great is next to his thumb, and the 70.21 carat Idol's Eye diamond is just above the Jonker. 46.39 and 44.14 carats Indore Pears, matched pair of pear shaped diamonds and a larger ruby are also shown.