late 19th century
North India, Jaipur, Rajasthan
These elaborately decorated gold broches, based on the KARNPHUL and studded with white sapphire and a rim of pearls, were worn by royal woman in North India. The decoration is depicting a cresent moon and a tullip.
The long history of Indian culture can be traced in many things, including the variety of jewellery. Indian Jewellery celebrates the human body and each part of decoration is symbolic.
Research report by The Netherlands Gemological Laboratory available on request.enquiry