Navaratna ‘Turtle’ Pendant
Navaratna ‘turtle’ pendant / brooch mounted with the nine traditional precious Indian gemstones: diamond, ruby, pearl, cat’s-eye, hessonite, coral, yellow and blue sapphires, emerald. Pavé set diamonds and intricate lace gold and silver work on the reverse.
The jewelry of Imperial Russia, one of the few inspirations Munnu took directly from the jewelry world, gave birth to the Indo-Russian collection.
Talismans and luck motifs play quite the role in the work of the late Munnu Kasliwal, as well as his predecessors and successors.