Fabulous items of jewelry from the early 20th century were greatly influenced by the masterful creations of sixteenth century Mogul Empire jewelers. Outstanding was the use of carved gemstones.
Emeralds, referred to as “tears of the moon” were especially prized and incorporated into pieces which adorned the royals and leaders of the vast subcontinent well through the twentieth century.
Perhaps it was the Taj Mahal Emerald displayed at the Paris Exhibition of 1925 which influenced and inspired the maker of this outstanding platinum ring. The Mogul gems reflected a spirit which appealed to the love of color and flamboyancy of design of the Art Deco years.
Towering above a bullet shaped emerald carved into 9.25 carats of foliate forms, wave patterns and geometric shape takes on a visage of the highest mountain peak in the world. Resting upon a black enamel surround, diamond studded talons of platinum grasp to secure the gloriously green emerald.
Projecting in the cardinal directions and along the sides thirty-six (36) diamonds with a total weight of .62 carats (I-M color range; SI1-I1 clarity) sparkle with abandon.
Included is a .05 carat old mine cut, four (4) old European cut, five (5) single cut and twenty-six (26) rose cut diamonds. The platinum mounting makes an understated yet sophisticated statement to the unmitigated splendor of emerald, diamonds and black enamel.