Pendant Necklace
Deccan, India
18th century

Gold set with diamonds and an emerald drop, with pearls and emerald beads. Enamelled on the front.

A pendant (jugni) of pear-shaped form with a large diamond set within a foiled enamelled surround and diamond-set foliate surmount, and an emerald drop capped with enamelled gold (enamel worn out).
The gems are set in front in the pachchikam technique whereby the diamonds are foiled and encased in silver in the traditional kundan style, but the edges of the encasement are grooved to simulate an open-claw setting.
The pendant is hung from a necklace of two rows of pearls and emeralds.

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