This Hindustan Lemon Quartz Jawan Ring features its main stone in a handcrafted bezel adorned by rough diamonds, sapphires, and a traditional technique called Jawan. This truly one-of-a-kind ring also boasts an engraved interior, making the entire piece a work of art.
The diversity of adornments in India is unparalleled. Throughout its 5000 years of jewelry history, pieces have been as distinct as the ethnic groups inhabiting the subcontinent. From dynastic kingdoms to indigenous tribal people, from tropical climates to wide mountain ranges covered in snow, we find beautiful adornments as simple as flowers, seeds, or shells, carefully elaborated with henna decorations, along with exquisite pieces of gold and silver, richly decorated with marvelous gemstones. Jewelry in India, up until today, indicates status and wealth. Additionally, symbols and shapes have always had a deep connection with religion.
The plenitude of gemstones is very characteristic of Indian jewelry. Necklaces adorned with huge and prominent gemstones, some weighing hundreds or even thousands of carats, were crafted by adept silver and goldsmiths. Gems symbolized power and greatness, serving as a symbol of recognition and sometimes even becoming tools that could influence the direction of wars. India was a leading supplier of gems to the world until the 19th century. Precious metals and minerals from the high mountains once encouraged adventurous explorers and traders. The intense trade between India and Afghanistan, Persia, Soviet Asia, Tibet, and Ceylon was also a significant source of the variety of gemstones found in antique pieces.