The Van Cleef & Arpels Indu necklace owned by the Maharani of Baroda, 1950. Emeralds and diamonds set in platinum.

The Van Cleef & Arpels Indu necklace owned by the Maharani of Baroda, 1950. Emeralds and diamonds set in platinum.

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Gold and Ruby MangaMalai Necklace  Tamil Nadu, South India  20th Century  A gold mangamali necklace made from single  mango pods each inset with a single cabochon ruby. These were made as symbols of fertility and often formed part of the marriage ensemble. The imagery is seen on many Chola bronzes and stone sculptures from all over India.

Gold and Ruby MangaMalai Necklace Tamil Nadu, South India 20th Century A gold mangamali necklace made from single mango pods each inset with a single cabochon ruby. These were made as symbols of fertility and often formed part of the marriage ensemble. The imagery is seen on many Chola bronzes and stone sculptures from all over India.

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