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 appliqué process) and kundan (an inlay process). In the Museums collection is a gold ankle bracelet, probably made in Central India, adorned with tight rows of large and small gold beads. The original would have created a lively, jangling sound as the wearer moved. We have adapted the clustered beads from the original anklet for our lustrous Indian Bead Cluster Necklace. 22K gold overlay. Matte finish. Imported. Lobster claw closure. 18”L with a 3” extender chain.
22K gold overlay Matte finish Imported Lobster claw closure 18”L with a 3” extender chain