This exquisite bold statement necklace is entirely made by hand. Worthy of a warrior, represented by its arrow shaped pendant. As a counterpoint to the bold design, the pendant is hand engraved with a delicate flower bouquet and lotus flower arrangement reminiscent of Art Nouveau. The engraving is framed by a hand hammered dotted outline and accented with applied spirals.
The necklace has the most beautiful warm patina that can only be achieved by the passage of time. It was cleaned but not polished, the patina is part of its magic and allure.
Completing this necklace are 8 huge sterling silver melon beads, each 1″ in diameter. They are strung on an intricately woven custom rope that includes the claps. It is an exquisite piece you won’t find again.
The condition is excellent, it looks unworn. Pieces like this are hard to date, perhaps made in India based on the melon beads manufacturing method. Please note the melon beads are filled with wax, a style often present on dowry jewelry. Slight imperfections are part of its character. It is marked 925, carefully tested.
The pendant is 5″ tall by 3 1/4″ at the widest point. Wearable length 15 1/2″. Total approximate weight is 190 grams.