|Pair of Earrings with Old Natural Burmese Rubies (Pigeon Blood) and Old European cut Diamonds (Golconda) in 18K Gold. The earrings are inspired by the ‘LU LU YAKHOOT WA ALMAS KANVAL WA LARLI’ from the Nizams of Hyderabad, India.
‘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.
Ruby is the queen of the pantheon of Gems. Ruby with its deep mysterious blood red hues has held human beings enthralled for eons. The deepest red hue of a ruby is known as pigeon’s blood. Natural Burmese Rubies is the rarest and most valuable member of the corundum family. Colors range from pink red ruby to a vivid pigeon blood red that is regarded as the finest color for ruby. Prized for their beauty, durability, and rarity, it is the quality of the color which most determines the value of rubies. Demand for gem quality Burma Ruby has always been strong with mining records from Burma dating back almost 500 years. It was the one of the most popular possessions of the Maharajas and Royal Dynasties of the Mughal era.
Diamonds: 9.75 cts. (Colour G-H, Clarity VVS-VS)
Burmese Rubies: 10.91 cts.
Gross Weight: 16.29 gms.