A beautiful pair of sea turtle earrings, transformed from kundan crystals that forms the core of the turtle’s body and adorned with a stunning array of diamonds and tourmalines in 9K gold.
The special work here is the Kundan setting – a technique most closely associated with the jewelled arts of the Mughal emperors. The goldsmith can set gemstones (diamonds and tourmalines in this design) directly into surfaces, or into engraved gem materials, such as rock crystal. Kundan pieces are extremely intricate and involve a lot of skilled labour. Each piece is hand-finished, which translates into countless hours of hard work by skilled artisans. The time taken to craft a small piece of kundan jewellery could vary anywhere between two to three months, depending on the craftsmanship and the intricacy of the chosen design.
This piece took over 3 months to finish, with over 6 craftsmen and designers involved at various stages.
Diamond 0.60 ct. (Approx)
Tourmaline 0.13 ct.
Dimension: 2.30(W) x 3.13(L) x 1.0(D) cm
Weight: 20.57 g.