AN ENGRAVED EMERALD AND DIAMOND SET GOLD RING BY CARTIER, EMERALD ENGRAVED IN INDIA AND DATED AH 1188/1774-5 AD The table-cut rectangular emerald carved with a very elegant three-line nasta'liq inscription, set as the bezel of a rounded ring, the shoulders set with diamonds, signed inside the shank Mtd Cartier Emerald 11/16 x ¾in. (1.7 x 1.8cm.)
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.
20ct gold, emeralds, India Description : A very nice bracelet found in Jaipur and including 4 beautiful emerald beads and 39 gold interstices ( granulations and faceted beads) ... a great success! Weight:13gr Length:7,87 inch/20cm For sale in my shop at 28, Galerie du Roi at 1000 Brussels and online www.halter-ethnic.com, under the item "My Lucky Finds"