Antique / vintage pendant. High carat gold (at least 22k) diamonds, baroque pearl and the reverse with minakari / minaar enamel. Made in India, 19th - first half of 20th
Total length is 2 3/8 inches (6cm) long. Weighs 15.2 grams. <P><P>
32 irregular shaped faceted table cut diamonds total approx 1.50ct.
Classic Mughal Indian design. Kundan set diamonds. Design consisting of a central octogonal gold cell ringed by
smaller and larger leaf-shaped gold cells with flaring decoration and a crown on top. Each gold cell is set with a very bright, white, table cut, Indian diamond. A gold loop
and wire suspend a pear-shaped baroque pearl at the bottom. <P><P>
The loop is very sturdy and has ample space for good sized chain. It would have typically been suspended by a thick cord of silk. <P><P>
The back of the pendant is equally stunning: decorated in the rare minakari / minaar enamelling technique - all in green, with a bird on the back of the large
central cell. The surrounding cells look much like the feathers of a peacock. <P><P>
Gold was acid tested for at least 22k. <P><P>
The 2012 appraisal is available to new owner upon request. See examples of kundan set diamonds in Christies catalogue June 2019 with estimates of up to $50 000.000
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