|Neck choker/collar with natural Basra Pearls and Old Mine cut and Old European cut Diamonds (Golconda) in Pear, Cushion and Round shapes in 10/18K Gold.
CHINTAK, a collar hugging necklace as it was known in the ASAF JAHI DYNASTY Of Deccan India 1724-1948 ruled by the NIZAMS of Hyderabad. This is a modern version of the “Chintak” with Golconda Diamonds in an open setting and natural Basra pearls inspired by the old ‘CHINTAK PARAB’.
‘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. Most famous was the historic kingdom of Golconda (1347-1687), which is currently in Hyderabad, Telangana in India. 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.
Diamonds: 36.00 cts. (Colour G-H, Clarity VVS-VS)
Basra Pearls: 71.30 cts.
Gross Weight: 97.67 gms.