North India: Carved emerald, pearl, enamel and gold ring century). The Mughal emperors and other Indian princely families had a passion for precious stones and pearls. And among the stones most prized were emeralds, particularly carved emeralds.
A pair of emerald and ruby ear pendants by Hemmerle, Each composed of an emerald bead drop to the calibré-cut ruby-set cap suspended from a similarly-set surmount mounted with a pear-shaped cabochon ruby.
A necklace of twenty-one Roman amethyst ring stones circa century century A. all mounted as a necklace in a Renaissance-style setting of octagonal linked segments looped together, with pearls projecting from the loops 19 in.