Lot 36
 

An unconventional pair of chandbalis comprising of a flower-head terminal, suspending a stylised crescent of table-cut diamonds. The reverse is set in navratna gems, further suspending kundan-set polki diamonds and a fringe of pearls.

Diamond polki: 18.00 carats approximately
Gross weight: 73.54 grams



The crescent motif has been significant in Indian culture and aesthetics. In mythology, it adorned the head of Lord Shiva, and is believed to influence the mind. It is therefore commonly seen in many head ornament designs, including maang tikas, turras and earrings (chandbali comprises the words chand or moon and bali or earring, seen in lots 35 and 37). In the navratna, the moon is represented by pearls - found in most maang tikas - and is considered one of the celestial bodies that symbolise good luck.




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  Lot 36 of 174  

FINE JEWELS: ODE TO NATURE
15-16 OCTOBER 2019

Estimate
$5,000 - 6,430
Rs 3,50,000 - 4,50,000

RESERVE NOT MET













 



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