Ganesh is the Indian god who is the remover of obstacles and bringer of wealth and happiness - and who would n't want that? Consequently he is one of the most popular of the Hindu gods. Whether you believe that or not, it may do good and it can't do harm. In this brooch, made in the Deco period of the 1920s, Ganesh is carved from sapphire, and mounted in gold with diamonds and bright red rubies. A total weight of 12.7 grams gives us a carat weight of 63 carats, so deducting the estimated weight of the setting, the sapphire would weigh around 40 carats. The brooch has an overall height of 1 1/4 inches: 34 mm There are many stories of Ganesh's origin-one is that he was Parvati's son, and was guarding her from being surprised whilst bathing by her husband Shiva, who, angered by his refusal to let him through, cut off his head. Parvati was so grieved by this that Shiva, relenting, sent out messengers urgently to find a new head-and the first creature they came across was an elephant, whose head they cut off and re-attached to Ganesh.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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