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22kt Gold and Ruby Necklace
India has the longest continuous legacy history of jewelry making. The Mughal reign (1526-1858) was the most significant period of time in relation to jewelry with many jewelers prospering due to jewel12ry's great status with India's royalty; it was so powerful that they established laws, limiting wearing of jewelry to royalty. Today the jewelry of India is still created using many of the same techniques as well as high karat gold jewelry of 22kt and 24kt. The choice of using high karat gold is due to its malleability which allows for very intricate and beautiful designs as in this lovely 22kt yellow gold and ruby fringe necklace which contains cabochon ruby accents completed by braided chain. The swirl design is reminiscent of the paisley, a popular Indian motif borrowed from textile patterns and block prints. The symbolic meaning of the paisley is taken from its shape, likened to a mango, the sweetest of fruits and thus representing "auspiciousness and the fulfillment of 'legitimate' worldly desires." Wear this beauty for ensured contentment!

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: 16 1/2" in length

Gross Weight: 22.4 dwt (34.9 grams)

Circa: Latter half of the 20th Century


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