Gold and silver ring set with diamonds and colored stones. The bezel is in the form of pear-shaped ruby and diamond double heart, framed within an emerald and ruby wreath of myrtle leaves and berries, surmounted by a viscount's crown, the strawberry leaves set with rubies, the points between with rose diamonds. Narrow hoop. Mid 18th century.
The Sancy Diamond has one of the most interesting, colorful, confused and involved histories of all the famous diamonds in Europe. It is a pale yellow 55.23-carat shield-shaped stone, apparently of Indian origin, and is said to be one of the first large diamonds to be cut with symmetrical facets. The stone is also unusual because it has no pavilion - just a pair of crowns, one on the other.
The Shah Jahaan table-cut diamond is identified with a pink table-cut diamond, that weighed 60 ratis (about 54 carats), shown by the last of the Great Mughal Emperors Aurangzeb, son of Shah Jahan, to Jean Baptiste Tavernier, in 1665. This stone correlates very well with the Shah Jahaan diamond, in respect of shape, cut, clarity, color and weight.