A ruby-set repousse gold Bangle Madras, 19th Century hinged, the terminals in the form of makara heads with mouths open holding a floral bud, the eyes and bud set with rubies, the tapering sides with a series of makara heads
These are earrings from Karnataka, India from the 1800s or 1900s. They are made of gold, probably 22k, pearls, lac, which is a natural material often used to stabilize repouse, and red stones, likely rubies. The ear post is down on the body of the earrings, and the chains are brought up to hook into the hairdo. This adds beauty and offsets the weight of heavy earrings.
Antique High-Karat Gold, Foil-back Sapphire, Enamel, and Seed Pearl Pendant Necklace, the rectangular links set with cabochon sapphires, reverse with polychrome enamel, joined by strands of seed pearls, suspending a pendant set with mixed-cut sapphires and a briolette, completed by silk tassels, lg. 22 and 3 in. Indian or Indian style
A pair of emerald-set repousse gold Bangles Madras, 19th Century hinged, with chased detailing, the terminals on the form of makara heads with mouths wide open holding a bud, the eyes and bud set with emeralds, the sides with stylised curls of fur and floral motifs