Carved colored gemstones are a hallmark of the Indo-Persian influenced jewels of the Art Deco period seen in the jewels of important master jewelers such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Mauboussin during the 1920s and 1930s. Purchased from Indian precious stone dealer of carved emeralds, sapphires and rubies and sometimes, supplied by the Maharajahs themselves, carved leaf motifs feature heavily in Indian and Persian styled jewels of this period. This pendent necklace is a classic example of this design. Housed in a cartouche of diamonds, it is unmistakably Deco, conveying movement, light and the refined elegance for which the Art Deco period is best known.
In 1880, William Gibson and John Lawrence Langman acquired premises at 112, Regent Street, London and founded The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company. The firm produced a wide range of items including jewelry and watches and received acclaim at a number of international exhibitions and they were noted for their high quality jewelry. In 1952, Garrard Co merged the The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd and took over their premises in Regent Street.