RING WITH GOD KRISHNA
India, probably Calcutta, c. 1900-1915
Height 24 mm., exterior width of hoop 20 mm., bezel 18 x 14 mm.
Weight 3.1 gr., US size 7, UK size O
This delicate ring is composed of a rose gold hoop with square section which forks at the ends to support an oval openwork base with S-scrolls. Soldered onto this is an oval bezel with an enameled half portrait of Krishna against a pinkish-white background. The god is depicted with long wavy black hair and wearing many jewels, including a crown with peacock feather. The frame is made of platinum, the rubies are pavé set, and the diamonds are set with millegrain.