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Vintage Pendant

11.5 Grams

An Uncut Diamond And Ruby Pendant. Oval-shaped half-moon and triangular-shaped uncut diamonds, cabochon ruby, with enamel on the reverse with floral motif set in gold.

₹ 1,80,000

CATALOGUE NOTES

Cabochon

A Cabochon (or cutting en cabochon – French: “in the manner of a cabochon”) is a kind of cut used on gemstones where the stone is molded and polished into a smooth, convex shape with a flat base. Cabochons or Cabs are usually circular or oval but may be cut into different shapes.

Enamel

A glass-like paste in its raw state, enamel is made of fluorite and silicate. There are several types of enamel used in India - mulaim meena (soft enamel), sakht meena (hard enamel), and khula meena (transparent enamel). Today, raw enamel is manufactured in Jaipur and Kolkata. The quintessential motifs of the meenakar (enameller) were derived from the sun, the moon, animals, and flowers such as roses, poppies, chrysanthemums and the lotus.

Uncut diamond 

Uncut diamonds are unpolished, unshaped, and also known as raw and rough diamonds. A diamond's value is based on the four C's; cut, carat, colour, and clarity.

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