Lot 14: Mughal Indian 10K Gold & Gems "Maharani" Necklace
November 6, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: The exquisitely crafted vintage necklace of 10K gold with a polished finish, the five small and large central medallions set approximately 1.5 inches apart, each encrusted with both cabochon and faceted orange and red rubies, emeralds, and seed pearls in curving foliate settings ending in similarly-bejeweled trefoil drop pendants, suspended on nine rows of lustrous seed pearls capped with triangular jeweled ends, the whole strung on a metallic gold and red thread cord. Jeweled part: 11" L; central medallion 2.5" H; overall: 30" L. Central medallion lacking one emerald, its pendant lacking one ruby; some loosening to metallic gold thread on one end.