Antique / vintage necklace. 22k gold and black cord. Made in India circa early 1900's. (exact date not known). <P><P>
Measurements: Before stringing, gold weight 18.5 grams. Length of gold section is approximately 8 1/4 inches (21cm). Width approx 7/8 inch (2.25cm). <P><P>
Description : Versatile necklace that can be worn by anyone. Made for a bride and considered a must-have for her wedding. The necklace consists of beautifully modelled old gold beads in a fluted pumpkin shape. They alternate with beaded drops - each repousse hand-hammered into a different form, with a variety of spiritual symbols, many of which are lost to us today and which date to thousands of years ago. The details are astonishing and the workmanship exceedingly fine. Symbols include a variety of floral forms, fish and even a tiny face. Suspended by loops so that they have movement, are clusters of round gold beads. <P><P>
The beads are strung on a black cord, clearly a later replacement to the original, which would have been identical to this one, but too worn for wear. The wearer can adjust the cord to fit her exact size. <P><P>
Marks: As is to be expected of old Indian jewelry, there are no marks. Gold was acid tested to ensure purity. <P><P>
Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.
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