Emerald Fragments of an Indian pendant


Emerald Fragments of an Indian pendant

Period / Age: ca. 1900s AD, India

Provenance: Private English Collection


Hight (square): 1.8cm (0.7”)
Hight (teardrop): 1.6cm (0.63”)

A square & teardrop cut natural Indian emeralds set in golden frame with black enamel. Used to be a part of necklace or earrings.

Sold only as a pair.

Many cultures throughout time have believed the emerald to be an enormously powerful stone in different ways.

THE CHALDEANS believed the stone contained a goddess.

And in THE ISLAMIC FAITH, an amulet of an emerald might be engraved with a verse from the Koran.

THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS believed the emerald stood for fertility and rebirth.

In ANCIENT ROME, Nero supposedly watched gladiator fights through a large transparent emerald as he found the colour to be calming.

In some LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR, the Holy Grail is described as being fashioned from an emerald.

In CHINA, Thursday was the day for wearing green and emeralds for good luck.
However, various countries in the East and West varied in opinion on which day the emerald would bring good luck.

THE ROMANS once considered light-coloured Emeralds to be unripe, and believed that an Emerald becomes a darker shade of green as it matures.

CONDITION: In an excellent condition.