In this blog I’m displaying examples of jewelry and art objects from ancient Asia and the Mughal Empire. I also include examples of jewelry from the Roman Empire and the Medieval Victorian Eras in Europe.
Figure 1. Sapphire and gold finger ring, Central Asian, circa 4 th century BC – 1 st century AD [Ref 1].
Figure 2. Various types of beads found in burial grounds dated to 1000 BC in Sri Lanka [Ref 2].
Figure 3. Turban ornament set with sapphires, emeralds, rubies, from the Mughal Empire, created after 1526 [Ref 3, Ref 4].
Figure 4. White jade scent bottle set with sapphires, rubies, diamonds, and emeralds set in gold, Mughal Empire,18 th/19 th century [Ref 5].
Figure 5. Gold turban ornament set with a sapphire cabochon with other gems of rubies and emeralds, Mughal Empire [Ref 6]
ANCIENT ROMAN EMPIRE
Figure 6. Roman sapphire cameo with gemstone source attributed to Sri Lanka, 1 st century AD [Ref 7].
Figure 7. Roman sapphire and gold ring, Sri Lankan, circa 1 st -2 rd century AD [Ref 8].
Figure 8. Roman sapphire in gold earrings. The other gemstones are not identified [Ref 9].
Figure 9. Roman sapphire and gold dress pin carved from a single crystal, 100-130 AD [Ref 10].
Figure 10. Roman gold bracelet with sapphire, emerald, and glass settings, 375-400 AD [Ref 11].
Figure 11. Sapphire and gold ring with beading characteristic of the Viking period, 10 th-11 th centuries AD [Ref 12].
Figure 12. Brooch set with sapphires, garnets, pearls, and enameled, German, 1359 AD [Ref 13].
Figure 13. Carved sapphire seal mounted in enameled gold, England, Circa 1580 AD [Ref 14].
VICTORIAN ENGLAND (EUROPE)
Figure 14. Sapphire, diamond and gold cross, Russia, 1898 [Ref 15].