Indian Mughal Court Jeweled Necklace In 21Kt Gold With 32.55 Cts Of Diamonds Emeralds And Pearls
Stunning Mughal Court jeweled necklace.
Designed in India around the 1940's in the old Mughal jewelry style. This type of pieces are commonly used in Indian wedding festivities and was crafted in solid 21 karats (0.9166) of yellow gold. decorated with red, green and white enamel. A gorgeous piece with 3.99 ounces (124.5 gm) of gold.
Bezel set, with 163 rough faceted natural diamonds with a combined weight of 24.45 carats.
Embellished, with 162 round pearls of 3 mm. and accented with 162 tiny beads of natural green emeralds, 8.1 carats.
Has a total weight of 124.5 grams and fit a neck up to 16 inches. The main piece have a drop of 1.5 inches (38 mm).
Mughal jewelry. Five centuries ago, India was under the rule and influence of the Mughal dynasty. The Mughal royalty were connoisseurs of architecture, arts, food, clothing and of course, jewelry. During the Mughal rule, jewelry-making was given utmost importance. This art gave birth to unique jewelry pieces studded with chunky gemstones and enameled with motif designs. Royal family members and people of high rank proudly displayed such jewelry all over their bodies, from jeweled turbans and head-jewelry to thick-set toe rings. The Mughal emperors wore silk turbans sequined with decorative, drooping feather-like ornaments. These turban ornaments are cast in enameled gold and are augmented with precious gemstones and pearls. Such head jewelry was made of either gold or silver and decorated with precious gemstones and quality beads.
This necklace has been recently re-stranded and a new 14 kt modern chain substitute the old fabric cord. It is in n pretty good condition, with no missing parts or replaced gemstones and nice old vintage patina.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this necklace is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All the gemstones, are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: N0000EENN/3.655