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!