Ruby Drops Kundan Pearl Necklace

The stylish kundan and south sea pearl necklace with flat ruby drops attached to each kundan floral clasp with matching kundan earrings

A 20th century South Indian Naga pendant originally designed as a hair ornament. This rich 22K gold gem-set piece has been hung on a strand of very fine pure white Japanese Akoya pearls and Burmese ruby set in 22K gold beads. The pendant, which represents a cobra canopy lingam, is set with very high quality Burmese rubies, magnificent Indian Golconda diamonds, and Colombian emeralds. The original Basara pearls were replaced with matching pure white Akoya pearls and red enamel tips.

Indian Naga pendant and necklace - Traditional gold jewelry - Jewel of the Lotus

A traditional headornament set with diamonds. The reverse is decorated with safed chalwan enamelwork.  India, Rajasthan, ca 19th century

A traditional head ornament set with diamonds. The reverse is decorated with safed chalwan enamelwork. India, Rajasthan, ca century

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