Adorable 18k Gold Rose-Cut Diamond and Ruby Drop Pendant
The traditional jewelry of India has always been quite heavy consisting of voluminous gold pieces. However, with the change in times, contemporary jewelry which is lighter in weight gained a lot of popularity among Indian women.
Jewelry adorned by Indian women has never been limited to be of any particular stone but has always shown a variety in it. Ornaments and jewelry made of various precious and semi-precious stones like emeralds, diamonds, rubies, and sapphires have been used for ages. The variety of jewelry created in India is not only to suffice the aesthetic sense but also to fulfill religious needs. Not only are human beings adorned with jewelry, but so are Gods and Goddesses, and even ceremonial animals like elephants, cows, and horses.
This special pendant, likely Indian in origin features a plethora of bright rubies that surround a central teardrop diamond. The backing of this pendant showcases seashell-like detailing, making it attractive from the front as well as the back. Add it to any charm stack or add it to any historical collection, for this treasure will fit right in.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, diamond, ruby
Age/Origin: possibly Indian in origin, c. 1940
Measurements: 22mm, 1.2 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.