A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF RUBY AND EMERALD 'PARROT' EAR PENDANTS Each designed as a stylized flower-head, flanked by a pair of parrots, set with table-cut 'polki' diamonds, rubies and emeralds, to a surmount of flower-head design. The emeralds and rubies weight approximately to 20.50 carats in total, and the diamonds weighs approximately 1.90 carats. The reverse is decorated in polychrome enamel on a white ground.
Inidian wedding jewelry LINGA PADAKKA MUTHU MALAI (a garland of pearls with a Lingam pendant) from Tamil Nadu, rows of pearls end in a pendant in which the Lingam, the symbol of Shiva, is shaped out of an emerald and set in an elaborate encrusted base supported by two bejewelled peacocks with their rich plumes swinging upward. The lower pendant has the usual lotus motif. It was believed in ancient India that flawless pearls prevented misfortune and were therefore favourites with kings.