Antique Silver, Gilt, Polki Diamond & Emerald Brooch

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  • Regular price $995.00

The centuries-old technique of hand-crafting uncut diamonds into fine jewelry, a specialty in Rajasthan, dates back to the Mughal era. Today, these pieces are viewed as trousseau must-haves and heirloom-worthy investments for Indian brides. 

Polki is an uncut and unpolished diamond, used in its natural form without any physical or chemical treatment. Often retained in their original rough version, they have a non-faceted polished surface, and are generally cut to follow the original structure of the stone. This is why no two pieces are alike, making each polki distinctive and unique. It is, in fact, one of the oldest forms of cut diamonds, originating in India long before western cutting methods were born. Since they are the purest form of diamonds available, polkis are extremely expensive. The fact that these designs are often enhanced with precious stones adds to its value as well.

This wonderful example is crafted in silver, utilizing one dozen large polki cut diamonds and a whopping 222 accent diamonds in a blossom formation. A central rectangular emerald rests in the center, with black enamel highlighting the larger stones. The reverse is finished in gilt. A wonderful unisex piece, rich in cultural heritage and at a fantastic price, you will love showing this beauty off!

Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 49 x 42mm

Weight: 15.8 grams

Materials: Silver, Gilt, Diamond, Emerald, Enamel

Metal: Silver, Gilt over silver

Marks: None

Condition: Excellent antique condition commensurate with age and wear