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It is complemented by a crown crafted from a smooth domed gem, polished but unfaceted to add a gleaming sheen.
The weapon and its scabbard are made of gold, enamelled in blue, green and red and set with rose-cut, brilliant-cut and Indian lasque stones - flat, unfaceted diamonds - which vary in colour from white to yellow and are set in a stylised design of lotus flowers and leaves.
Distinguished by bold asymmetrical contours, splintered surfaces and unfaceted gems, their work provided an unpredictable and exciting alternative to the conventional jewels of polished gold and neat diamonds which then dominated the market.