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Archer's Ring

In seventeenth- and eighteenth-century India, archer's rings were made primarily for ceremonial use and as royal gifts. Decorating them with a network of gold filigree tendrils inset with precious stones was a popular technique, especially during Shah Jahan's reign (1627–1658). The gemstones, often carved to highlight their brilliance, were imported from distant countries (emeralds from Colombia; rubies from Thailand or Burma).


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