A SUITE OF INDIAN DIAMOND, TOPAZ AND ENAMEL JEWELRY Comprising a necklace, the front designed as an openwork bib set with table-cut diamonds within foiled surrounds, the front suspending a graduated briolette-cut topaz fringe, to the polychrome enameled reverse decorated with red, green and blue floral motifs; and a pair of ear pendants en suite, mounted in gold, necklace 17½ ins.
Turban ornament. India. 1875. Gold, emeralds, diamonds, pearls and enamel. Acquirer: King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910). Provenance: Presented to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales by the Maharana of Udaipur, during his visit to India in 1875-6
A DIAMOND-SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD ARCHERY RING INDIA, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY. Of typical form with a slightly pointed back, the exterior with floral sprays on red ground, the petals and leaves set with diamonds, the interior with white and black flowers linked by gold stems on green ground, some flaking around the edges 1 5/8in. (4.2cm.) long
These are earrings from Karnataka, India from the 1800s or 1900s. They are made of gold, probably 22k, pearls, lac, which is a natural material often used to stabilize repouse, and red stones, likely rubies. The ear post is down on the body of the earrings, and the chains are brought up to hook into the hairdo. This adds beauty and offsets the weight of heavy earrings.