This gold necklace was one of the earliest Indian objects bought for what would become the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition as "modern" work from Calicut, and was bought for a considerable sum for the new South Kensington Museum as an example of the best international contemporary design.
As someone who grew up with gold, Gia Says that found that the pieces she was drawn to at Jaipur Gems pushed her comfort zone. We can see a necklace like this doing that for us too. Photo: Gia Says That #LoveGold
A MODERN DIAMOND, EMERALD AND ENAMEL NECKLACE Designed as a series of flexible diamond-set foliate links suspending an emerald bead fringe to the single-row pearl surmount, the polychrome enamelled reverse decorated in floral motifs, North Indian, contemporary, 35.0cm long