India | Silver choker | 20th century | The most ancient type of metal necklace is probably the rigid torque, still widely worn in India. In its most basic form it is a solid curved bar forged from a single precious metal ingot. In India the design of rural silver jewellery is characterized by a robustness of form and decorative detail.
Central India | Maharashtra Gold wedding necklace with twenty-nine pendants, each with a different symbolic and propitiatory meaning. | Reference; Oppi Untracht, Traditional Jewelry of India, New York, 1997, p. 233 | ca. beginning of 1900s | 22k gold