“Gran Mogol” necklace

Auctioned exclusively at Sotheby’s Paris on October 29th

 

Gran Mogol is the name indicating the members of an Indian imperial dynasty living between 1526 and 1707. Not only are they reminded for their successful expansionist ambitions, but also for the splendor of the imperial court and of the most important cities. Moreover, we remind the Indian jewels of that period, which were examples of a perfect goldsmithing craftsmanship at its height in terms of technique and creativity.

 

The “Gran Mogol” necklace follows closely the creative flair and the colors of those jewels: the seven heart-shaped elements in yellow gold are set with a central aquamarine (7 aquamarines of 27,61 carats), surrounded by 602 rubies (14,56 carats) that emphasize their pure color. The elements alternate with yellow gold triangles set with two cabochon emeralds. In the back part, the necklace is composed of 16 yellow gold bezels set with emeralds alternating with “graffito” engraved elements. Totally, we have 39 emeralds weighing 14,50 carats.

 

 

Designed by:

Gianmaria Buccellati

 

Handcrafted in 1992