NECKLACES WITH THEMES AND ARTIFACTS OF ASIAN CULTURES:
Large collar with antique jade aigrette* inlaid with gold, emeralds, and diamonds as centerpiece - antique beads of 22k gold, some set with diamonds- contemporary beads of jade, emerald, & agate.
A Rare Treasure!
*This aigrette given to the artist by Eleanor Lambert was described as the first piece of Indian jewelry Ms. Lambert purchased on her first trip to India.
#1690 a & b
Reversible collar with antique Kundan centerpiece set with diamonds and rubies - also antique 22k gold beads from India, pearls, crystals, coral, tourmaline, and garnet beads.
Kundan, a traditional form of Indian gemstone jewelry, which involves gems set with gold foil between the stones and their mounts. The gems were believed to have curative properties when placed against the skin. Probably originated in the royal courts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. *
*Let's Know Handicrafts of India by Amar Tyagi
Long necklace with antique Tibetan silver pendant set with coral, turquoise, and bronze - which may have been made in early 20th century during the Deco period. In addition, there are antique Tibetan silver beads and turquoise beads, Italian red corals cut in Deco design, and old African bronze tribal beads.
* This is the lower half of the image. Click on the necklace image to see the expanded and detailed view.