This 9 beaded necklace is an exquisite example of Meenakari work, one of the most ancient forms of jewellery designing in India. The beads are made in gold and are each in the shape of a ‘Taweez’ which are traditionally considered as amulets. The rarity of this particular piece is attributed to the setting of its precious stones. Each of the nine amulets contain one of the Navratna, or ‘Nine stones,’ on one side and an un-cut diamond on the reverse. These nine stones are theoretically considered sacred and royal when put together in almost all Asian countries, they comprise of Ruby, Pearl, Red Coral, Emerald, Yellow Sapphire,
Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Hessonite and Cat’s Eye. Each bead has a delicately hand worked Meenakari design of floral petals in characteristic Gulabi, (rosepink) and white enamel with a hint of bottle green detailing around the edges.
Gross Weight : 40.4 grams Amulet Length : 1.5 cm
Rs. 4,00,000 - 6,00,000
(Inclusive 15% margin)
This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.
(payment only in Indian Rupees)
Provenance : Property of an important vintage jewellery collector based in Mumbai.