North India, 19th century

North India: Carved emerald, pearl, enamel and gold ring century). The Mughal emperors and other Indian princely families had a passion for precious stones and pearls. And among the stones most prized were emeralds, particularly carved emeralds.

Kundan Neckalce with Pearls and Peacock Design

Six rows of translucent pearls strung in gold, exude a luminous and mellow glow. The large peacock pendant is a symphony in resplendent Kundan, red and green stones edged with tiny gold beads

India ~ Tamil Nadu | Diamond, ruby and emerald set gold 'Manga Malai' necklace | 19th century |

Antique diamonds and rubies set in gold. A traditional maanga (mango) maalai made in the state of Tamil Nadu, timeless pieces like these are treasured heirlooms.

Ruby, diamond and emerald bracelet cuff. Traditional Indian motifs including the lotus flower.

Exquisite Cuff Intricately set with Calibrated Rubies accented with Diamond & Emerald Motifs enameled with Gold

Fine Carved Emerald and Diamond Pendant, India, set with a carved emerald tablet depicting flowers, foliage, and Islamic script, measuring approx. 31.00 x 21.44 mm, framed by rose-cut diamonds, and suspending a carved emerald drop measuring approx. 29.00 x 15.90 mm, flanked by pearls, high-karat gold mount, the reverse pierced and finely enameled, 3 7/8 x 2 in.

Fine Carved Emerald & Diamond Pendant -- India -- Set with a carved emerald tablet depicting flowers, foliage & Islamic script

India | Archer's ring; gold, diamonds and enamel | 19th century | 2'570£ ~ sold (Apr '12)

India | Archer's ring; gold, diamonds and enamel | 19th century | 2'570£ ~ sold (Apr '12)

Lotus Cuff Bracelet | Munnu The Gem Palace

For nine generations, the Kasliwal family has been handcrafting jewelry that challenges conventions of the art.

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