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South Indian Pendant Necklace

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Price: $150.00 $75.00
Member Price: $135.00 $67.50

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Description

The Museums collection includes a sumptuous necklace (17th19th century), from Southern India, which has double rows of gold beads decorated with two small pendants and a larger, central teardrop-shaped pendant. This elegant necklace displays a variety of traditional gold-working techniques. We have adapted elements of the necklace for our dramatic necklace.

22K gold overlay, hand enameled, with lapis beads. Hook and eye closure. 18 1/2''L; removable pendant: 2''L x 1 1/2''W.

  • 22K gold overlay, hand enameled, with lapis beads
  • Hook and eye closure
  • 18 1/2''L; removable pendant: 2''L x 1 1/2''W

Art History

The tradition of jewelry making on the Indian subcontinent is characterized by a vast and complex heritage spanning at least five thousand years. Created and worn as symbolic expressions of religious beliefs and as indicators of social and economic status, Indian jewelry embodies a rich cultural significance beyond the value of its precious materials. Gold and silver, the quintessential metals of Indian jewelry, are worked in various techniques including granulation, filigree, thewa work (a fused appliqu process) and kundan (an inlay process).

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Description

The Museums collection includes a sumptuous necklace (17th19th century), from Southern India, which has double rows of gold beads decorated with two small pendants and a larger, central teardrop-shaped pendant. This elegant necklace displays a variety of traditional gold-working techniques. We have adapted elements of the necklace for our dramatic necklace.

22K gold overlay, hand enameled, with lapis beads. Hook and eye closure. 18 1/2''L; removable pendant: 2''L x 1 1/2''W.





  • 22K gold overlay, hand enameled, with lapis beads
  • Hook and eye closure
  • 18 1/2''L; removable pendant: 2''L x 1 1/2''W




Art History

The tradition of jewelry making on the Indian subcontinent is characterized by a vast and complex heritage spanning at least five thousand years. Created and worn as symbolic expressions of religious beliefs and as indicators of social and economic status, Indian jewelry embodies a rich cultural significance beyond the value of its precious materials. Gold and silver, the quintessential metals of Indian jewelry, are worked in various techniques including granulation, filigree, thewa work (a fused appliqu process) and kundan (an inlay process).


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