The tradition of Indian jewelry making is characterized by a vast and complex heritage spanning at least five thousand years, and embodies a rich cultural significance far beyond the intrinsic value of the precious materials. Early Sanskrit texts emphasize the symbolic meanings attributed to gems and metals. Gold, first among precious things and associated with the sun, symbolizes the Hindu goddess of good fortune, Lakshmi.
This stunning bracelet was inspired by an original beaded Indian necklace from the eighteenthnineteenth century in the Museum’s collection. The original necklace features five graduated strings of close-strung, multi-faceted gold beads, which is the design motif adapted to our Indian Golden-Bead Bracelet. 22K gold overlay. Matte finish. Made in the USA. Decorative box closure with a textured safety chain. Inner circumference 6 3/4”.
22K gold overlay
Made in the USA
Decorative box closure with a textured safety chain
Inner circumference 6 3/4”