The Artisans and Ancient Jewels QuizWhere are the best rubies from?Answer Mogok Valley, Myanmar (Burma) QuizWhere else do rubies occur?Answer Pakistani Kashmir, Afghanistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Tanzania, Vietnam QuizWhat is the gem commonly mistaken for a ruby?Answer Spinel QuizHow is this antique kempu necklace different from modern ones?Answer It does not have a lac filling. Instead, it is solid gold. With rubies nested inside QuizWhat design best displays rubies?Answer Minimal is best. Like ripples in a lake– as in this pendant QuizWhat does the jeweller do today with kempu?Answer He makes do. Does what he can. Best to find a trusted goldsmith and supply real rubies sourced from Burma or Thailand. QuizWhat is unusual about this antique bangle?Answer It is solid gold, has nakashi (repousse) work highlighting elephants, and a line of rubies. Valai means bangle. QuizDo rubies lend themselves to modern pieces?Answer Yes, as you see in this chain and pendant. “Where grow crops of pearls; garnets lie scattered amidst sandal trunks thrown inland by the waves.” Manimekalai, Tamil epic poem. QuizWhat were the motifs of ancient jewellery?Answer Typically fertility, abundance, prosperity, as in this gold necklace depicting seeds. By Shoba Narayan|2019-09-30T23:25:10+05:30August 13th, 2019|Categories: Motifs, Tamilnadu|Tags: Burma, jewellery, jewelry, kempu, motifs, repair, rubies, tamilnadu|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVk About the Author: Shoba Narayan Related Posts Who decided what to adorn September 30th, 2019 | 0 Comments Sujatha Suresh August 12th, 2019 | 0 Comments Jewels and a Woman’s Health August 9th, 2019 | 0 Comments Caste in Jewellery Making August 8th, 2019 | 0 Comments From Burma to Tamilnadu: The Tale of a Ruby August 3rd, 2019 | 0 Comments Closed Setting Diamonds: Only in India August 2nd, 2019 | 0 Comments Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.