Emerald jewellery india

: EMERALD jewellery india, gemstone bracelets india , rare gemstones collections

  Rare gemstones collections

Historic gems : the taj mahal emerld
Leading the sale's offering of historic gems is The Taj Mahal Emerald, one of the most treasured jewels in Indian history; estimate: $800,000 - 1,200,000). This intricately carved stone circa 1630-1650 is one of a small group of exquisite emeralds commissioned by the Mughal Court, possibly during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan. Emeralds were enormously popular with the Court, whose emperors referred to them as "Tears of the Moon" because of their opaque transparency. The name of the emerald is derived from its intricately carved surface of lotus, poppy flowers, and other foliage that mirrors the decoration of the Taj Mahal. At the Paris Exhibition of 1925, the gemstone was one of three large Mughal emeralds that featured prominently in Cartier's Collier Berenice, a spectacular shoulder ornament that also boasted pearls, diamonds and black enamel.

Art Deco designers embraced a minimal symmetrical style in which decorative motifs consisted of geometric or stylized ornamentation and introduced bold color and geometric patterns.

The Rare Jewels & Objets d'Art
collection features some of the most exciting jewels of the Art Deco period, including the sensational diamond and multi-gem "Wave" bracelet by Rubel Freres. Created circa 1925, the undulating upper panel of the bracelet is set with five pierced flowers formed of pear-shaped diamonds and black onyx and emerald accents, while the more fanciful lower panel depicts a pleasing floral scene formed from emeralds, rubies and sapphires, (estimate: $500,000 - $700,000).