This is a beautiful piece used for religious purposes Govrishankaram - a necklace of rudraksha beads with a gold repoussé pendant and an amulet box suspended below.The Rudraksha beads are interspersed.
FIVE DIAMONDS AND GEM-SET PENDANTS INDIA, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY. Four of circular form and one square, each with stylised floral decoration, inset with diamonds, foiled rubies and emeralds,the reverse decorated with enamelled floral sprays, each with modern laces and mounts The largest 3 3/8 x 1¼in. (8.5 x 3cm.)
Southern India - Tamil Nadu | 'Tali' ~ marriage necklace~ from the Nattukottai Chettier community | Gold; wo hand-like pendants, a talismanic shaft, a central pendant depicting a seated Lakshmi, tubular beads and other ornaments | ca. 19th century | 6'875$ ~ sold (Mar '08)
This ruby pendant from Mysore is designed as two tapering buds and a stylised flowerhead. Kundan-set with rubies mounted in gold, strung on an adjustable silk cord, the total ruby weight is approximately