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It may come as a shock for some, but the old dictum “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” made famous by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, may no longer prove universally true. A testament to how things have changed, Jennifer Aniston told the New York Times how hesitant she [...]

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Emerald cabochon ring. Set in 22K gold. Deccan period, enamelled with a desing of red flowers with white, parrot and deep green. www.gutgalgems.com

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Angushtari Zamarrud Gold set with an emerald, ruby and spinel; enamelled on de reverse. Probably Deccan 18th Century

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Ring, 1700s–1800s. India. Gold, enamel, and chased stones; diam. 2.3 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Edward L. Whittemore Fund, 1944.68.

An emerald and diamond-set enamelled gold ring North Indian or Deccan, 18th Century

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An emerald and diamond-set enamelled gold ring North Indian or Deccan, 18th Century

DECCAN RING 18TH CENTURY SQUARE EMERALD (ANGUSHTARI ZAMARRUD) RING CENTERING UPON AROUND FOILED KUNDAN-SET EMERALD WITH PEAR-SHAPED DIAMONDS ON EITHER SIDE. THE REVERSE ENAMELLED WITH A DESIGN OF RED FLOWERS, WHITE HIGHLIGHTS, BLUES AND DEEP GREEN. SET IN GOLD. WEIGHT:12.66 GR