Known as kalhapuri saj , a wedding necklace of ‘auspicious units’ - small plaque amulets - is common in southern India, particularly in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Representing luck, happiness, fertility and health, it"s given to the bride by the husband on their wedding day. The necklace is comprised of twenty-six small pendants, each with a different Vaishnavite (Vishnu) or Shaivite (Shiva) symbol, depending on the affiliation of the bride & groom"s families.
An antique 20K-22K Indian protective plaque amulet from a marriage necklace - with decorative bells (ghrungus) attached to the bottom - on very "gemmy" center-drilled faceted multi-colored tourmaline drops with 18K accents. 18K safety clasp.
- One of a kind
- Length: 18″
- 18K yellow gold, 20-22K yellow gold
- Collection: Ancient Splendor