Rare, collectible, reversible carved gemstone pendants with fine enamel work (smaller)
An example of the kind of jewelry and craftsmanship we've lost in the past few decades. These reversible hand-carved semi-precious stone pendants are affixed with fine traditional Indian 'meenakari' (enamel work) discs on the front and back (the artwork is different on both sides- very Mughal and miniature painting inspired).
Hand-carved out of local stones quarried in Rajasthan- one variation has been carved out of gray-blue quartz and the other two are in jasper. In keeping with their age, there are small bits of chipped enamel- and while in most cases the chipping is barely visible and in no way takes away from the beauty of these pieces, please see the pictures carefully and decide if you are ok with this before buying.
A rare, collectible find. Get these while a few of them are still around!
Composition: Sterling silver with fine handpainted traditional 'meenakari' (enamel) work and quartz stone.
Measurements: The diameter of all three pendants is ~ 2.7 cm. Comes strung on a new 17.5" suede cord that has non-silver fittings.
Country of origin: India
Please note: (1) All the jewelry in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewelry.
(2) All the jewelry has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewelry is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewelry is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than the actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.