Rubies, emeralds, sapphires inset in gold on the jade buckle. Nephrite jade was first used in India during the time of the Mogul emperors who had access to it from their wide-spread Central Asia possessions. Gemstones have been indigenous to and used in India from early times. The combination of jade and gems reflects Persian and Moslem influence and design. Rubies, emeralds and sapphires, found in parts of India, were inset in gold on the jade, producing a brilliant effect.