Biennale des Antiquaires: Chaumet previews high jewellery collection that captures a watery wonderland
Chaumet Lumieres d’Eau high jewellery necklace in white and yellow gold set with an oval-cut blue sapphire from Ceylon of 10.23ct, a pear-shaped VVS1 Fancy Yellow diamond of 3.77ct, blue and yellow sapphires, and diamonds.
India ~ Rajasthan, Bikaner Maharani torque necklace (Hasli); diamonds, rubies and emeralds set in green enamel using the kundan-mina technique with an inner edge of pearls set in gold cups and an outer fringe of emerald beads, the reverse decorated with a row of green enamel leaves on a white ground | Late 19th century | Est. 250'000 - 300'000£ ~ (Sept '14)
Jadau Jewellery*Jadau Jewellery forms one of the major examples of high skilled craftsmanship that was brought into India by Mughals. Historically speaking, the tradition of Jadau work has been in practice in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat since the Mughal Era. Jadau jewellery is also called Engraved Jewellery and is unique and a kind in itself. Considered to be a traditional jewelry of India, it is used in many traditional and auspicious occasions, like marriages and festival…