Project Description

Himalayan coral and turquoise necklace

Old Coral and turquoise beads with silver from the Himalayan region, probably Himachal Pradesh, in India. The string is new, but the beads and composition seem to be old. The central pendant is made of brass or low-grade silver with turquoises and a central glass. The chain at the back is high-grade silver.

Beads and central pendant are from the 19th century or older, restrung in the mid of 20th century.

Dimensions:

Length of the shorter coral strand with chain: 56 cm
Size of central pendant: 45 mm
Average size of coral beads: 6-8 mm

Weight: 139 gr.

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