A small collar to celebrate, once again, a Chinese Year of the Tiger, here are two woven tigers flanking two Indian 22k gold pendants.
The center one depicting a goddess, most likely Durga*, riding a tiger, and the lower, a floral motif. - as are the two heart-shaped beads at the sides. The gem beads are of peridot, black spinnel. Baltic amber and others of 22k gold.
*Durga is seen as a motherly figure and often depicted as a beautiful woman, riding a lion or tiger, with many arms each carrying a weapon and often defeating demons. Durga riding a tiger indicates that She possesses unlimited power and uses it to protect virtue and destroy evil.
As the artist was born in one of those tiger years, she did not want to let this one pass without honoring it with a special design.