[HNW] gems

Rosemary Stecher stecher3 at comcast.net
Fri Jan 20 19:30:36 PST 2006

Terri Morgan wrote:
> I believe that the Coronation garb of Roger II has gems mounted in what 
> I think of as "Arabic/Indian style" - caged in by a network of threads 
> that start as wide as the gem's bottom and then grow smaller in 
> circumference as they tighten around the gem..,.

There are excellent pictures of the coronation garb at
All of the gem settings (that weren't hidden by rows of pearls) seem to 
be standard metal mounts.

-- Mathilde Eschenbach

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