Mid Century 1960 Mughal Tutti Frutti Cocktail Ring In 18Kt Gold With 33.68 Cts In Gemstones
Tutti-Frutti gem set cocktail ring.
Fabulous domed colorful piece, created in Italy with the popular Mughal tutti-frutti patterns, back in the 1960's. This gorgeous oversized cocktail ring has been carefully crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with dotted and and twisted wires. The design resemble a royal crown and is completely mounted with a great selection of colorful natural gemstones, described as follow;
On top, with an oval cabochon cut (17 x 14 x 11mm) of a green emerald of 19.59 carats.
At the sides, with four pear faceted cut (4 x 5 x 3mm) of red rubies, 1.72 carats.
Twelve pear faceted cut (4 x 6 x 3mm) of blue sapphires, 6.24 carats.
Thirty mixed round cabochon cut (2-4mm) of blue turquoises, 6.13 carats.
Has a total weight of 29.7 Grams and the actual size is 6, sizeable. The top view measurements are 27 mm by 22mm (1.06 x 0.87 Inches) and raise 22mm over the finger.
History: The first Tutti Frutti piece was designed in 1901 by Pierre Cartier. It was a necklace commissioned by queen Alexandra to be worn with three Indian gowns she received as a gift. The designs are considered the perfect mix of east and west because they are made up of brightly colored gemstones (like sapphires, rubies and emeralds) carved using Indian techniques and set in French platinum and diamond mountings. The style became extremely popular during the 1920's, but it wasn't christened the 'Tutti Frutti' until 1970.
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.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this ring 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: R0000STNN/.7139