A wooden ring made of 24K Gold Leafed Carved Shell elegantly set with Golconda
Diamonds, Rose Cut and Baguette Diamonds.
Lotus Arts de Vivre has an extremely skilled shell carving master, who being nearly 80 years old, has been carving shells for over 5 decades. The master produces miracles of carving with extreme detail, bringing the shells almost back to life. In the ancient Kingdoms of the Far East carved shells like these were reserved for the Royal Palaces and the Courts, often in forms of gifts or as Jewelry. The cold waters in the west produced few shells and hardly any pearls, this availability crunch made these shells prized western possessions as well.
The Golconda stones were traced to the Kollur Mines in the South of India, presently Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. ‘Golconda’ is a name used within the Jewellery world to denote the world’s finest diamonds. India has been described as a source of diamonds from antiquity onwards. Three visual characteristics that define the
beauty of Golconda diamonds: A high degree of limpidity (crystal), an ultra whiteness and a blue afterglow that appears in natural daylight, which the connoisseurs call that the water captured in the Golcondas. For connoisseurs, the Golconda diamonds that retain their original cuts are the most coveted. Since the stones may have been mined hundreds of years ago, many exhibit the slightly less than precise cutting styles that were common prior to this century.
Rose Cut Diamonds: 0.30 ct.
Golconda Diamonds: 1.93 ct.