North India: Carved emerald, pearl, enamel and gold ring century). The Mughal emperors and other Indian princely families had a passion for precious stones and pearls. And among the stones most prized were emeralds, particularly carved emeralds.
Nice that shells are used in the lamps. Kind of brings the sea indoors. I wonder if we could use that thematically in the apartment. walzerjahrhundert: Gustav Gurschner, Art Nouveau bronze mermaid lamp with nautilus shell shade, circa 1899