Carved emerald circular box. Mughal India circa 1635. An identical cypress is carved on each panel. Similar boxes made of various precious materials appear in Indian miniatures from the early 17th century on. They could have been for medicines (including opium, a Mughal panacea) or to hold even more precious objects, such as uncut diamonds.
Eleven oval gold cells, each containing a highly polished cabochon emerald, were soldered together to form this ring. The emeralds are closely matched in color and clarity. Roman emeralds found in jewelry are typically cloudy and with many inclusions, and they were most often used in their natural crystal form rather than polished to a cabochon (convex) shape.
designed as a pavé -set baguette-cut diamond convex cut-cornered rectangular panel trimmed with small single-cut diamonds and set to the centre with a single-brilliant-cut diamond collet,mounted in platinum, numbered