DescriptionOur necklace is adapted from an original Indian necklace from the eighteenth–nineteenth century, featuring five graduated strings of close-strung, multi-faceted gold beads.
22K gold overlay. Matte finish. Hook and eye closure. 17''L.
- 22K gold overlay
- Matte finish
- Hook and eye closure with granulated border
Art HistoryThe tradition of Indian jewelry making is characterized by a vast and complex heritage spanning at least five thousand years, and embodies a rich cultural significance far beyond the intrinsic value of the precious materials. Early Sanskrit texts emphasize the symbolic meanings attributed to gems and metals. Gold, first among precious things and associated with the sun, symbolizes the Hindu goddess of good fortune, Lakshmi.