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A LARGE NAVRATNA GEM-SET JADE PENDANT NORTH INDIA OR DECCAN, 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY Of oval form, typically inset with nine different gems, overlaid in gold with floral sprays and diamond-set buds, five drop-shape emerald pendants along the lower edge possibly added later, the reverse applied with gold borders finely engraved with meandering flowery vine, three hanging loops at top

A pair of Indian gem-set enamelled gold Navratna Bracelets each comprising nine interlinking oval elements set in gold, verso with floral enamel decoration each 18.5 cm. long

A pair of Indian gem-set enamelled gold Navratna Bracelets each comprising nine interlinking oval elements set in gold, verso with floral enamel decoration each 18.5 cm. long

Navratna jewellery represents a true amalgamation of Mughal and Rajput sensibilities, and retains a special place in the hearts of Marwaris. From the 16th to the 21st century, it has come a long way in terms of style and prominence.