[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
http://rubens.anu.edu.au/raider4/austria/vienna/museums/schatzkammer/palermo_robes_12thc/
All of the gem settings (that weren't hidden by rows of pearls) seem to 
be standard metal mounts.

-- Mathilde Eschenbach
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/mathilde/embroidery/embroid.htm




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