A MAGNIFICIENT PAIR OF DIAMOND 'KADAS' Set with table-cut 'polki diamonds, weighing approximately 35.00 carats in total, these 'kadas' or bangles have finials designed as stylized tiger's heads, and bear an intricate foliate design in green, red and orange enamel.
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)
North India | Necklace; central large emerald, flanked by diamond set gold beads, further emeralds and rubies, pearls, gemstones, enamelled beads strung on silk and metal thread cord. | ca. 19th century | Est. 4'000 - 6'000£ ~ Oct '15