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18 karat yellow gold (tested)
Rose cut diamonds (polki diamonds), rubies, emerald and white jade
India, 19th century
Floral-shaped pendant ornate on the front side with numerous gemstones
Verso embedded in white jade with décor of blossoming chrysanthemum carved in fine relief
Total length: c. 4 cm
Total weight: c. 14.80 g
Good condition
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The pendant is in good condition with usual, slight signs of wear. The surfaces of the gemstones are partly injured and some loss of jade at the outer edge. The total length measures c. 4 cm and the total weight is c. 14.80 g.

Mughal Jewelry

The jewels of the Mughal period have a distinctive character by their particularly Kundan technique, a specific Indian art setting for precious stones. So the gemstones are embedded in thin gold leaf and bowls, boxes as well as jewelry were made into beautiful treasures. Also beads had at this time a very special place in the treasuries of the Maharajas. They count as the most popular jewels among all of the treasures and were only reserved for wealthy families. Individual beads were partly collected over several generations, forwarded and then processed into special piece of jewelry. (lvp)

It has been common and accepted practice for hundreds of years to enhance color and clarity of colored gemstones by the use of different treatments. Only if such a treatment can unequivocally be excluded the gemstones are stated as “untreated”. (Not applicable to diamonds)

All gemstones were examined by us in mounted condition using different gemological devices. If there is a certificate or an external gemological report available it is stated in the description.

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Mughal Gem-Set Floral Jade Pendant, 18K Gold, 19th C.

Estimate €1,700 - €2,210Aug 16, 2016
Starting Price €1,700
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