Sprays of flowers turban jewel. Once belonged to the Maharaja of Jaipur. The aigrette is set with rubies, emeralds and pale beryls on one side, and the same stones with the addition of diamonds on the other. The stem and the sides of the jewel are enamelled in translucent green.
A BELLE EPOQUE EMERALD AND DIAMOND BROOCH The crescent-shaped emerald within an old-cut diamond openwork surround suspending a marquise-shaped diamond, later brooch fittings, circa 1910, 9.5 cm wide. FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF ANITA DELGADO, FIFTH WIFE OF MAHARAJA JAGATJIT SINGH OF KAPURTHALA
Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, 1949–50. The Baroda Set ordered by the Maharani of Baroda, “The Indian Wallis Simpson”, wife of the Maharaja of Baroda. This impressive suite of jewellery was designed by Jacques Arpels for Sita Devi, the second wife of Maharaja Pratapsinh Gaekwad of Baroda. It consists of 13 pear-shaped Colombian emeralds – 154 carats in total – suspended from diamonds set in the shape of a lotus flower.