A gem-set and seed pearl brooch pendant, circa 1900 The elaborate openwork plaque decorated with variously cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies and seed pearls, centrally set with two oval mixed-cut sapphires between opposing cobras rising above a scarab with splayed wings set with square-cut emeralds, rose-cut diamonds and circular-cut ruby eyes, terminating in three articulated drops set with rose-cut diamonds. #egyptomania
Silver Rupee Necklace from Himachal Pradesh, India. | From 1920s colonial India. Intricately cut by a Himachali silversmith, it was worn as a charm for wealth and fortune. Each genuine British Indian Silver Rupee bears the image of King George V as Emperor and dates from around 1919. The coins were removable in case the wearer found herself in need of cash!
Fine craftsmanship and elegant detail will never grow old, whatever the decade. And this timeless bracelet, has been resilient to the changing tastes of a century. One of a pair, it originates from 20th century Rajasthan, and a jeweller who was proud enough to etch his initials on one side. It's already outlasted 100 years of changing styles. Make it yours for the next century |Silver Bracelet | Pakistan | Circa Early 20th Century | Wrist Diameter 6.5cm | Width 11.5cm | 145g | £650 |