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Nepalese, Semi Round Pendant


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Here's a semi circular, double sided handmade silver and brass Nepalese Pendant, set with a central round dome of genuine Red Coral. This stone is set in a field of swirling, carved silver foliage framed with a Turquoise Mosaic border, edged with brass balls.

Accross the top a brass tube measuring 5mm wide will easily accomodate a chain or cord but not a choker.

One side has a larger Coral surrounded by a field of carved silver foliage, edged in scallopped brass. The reverse has less brass surrounding a band of Turquoise mosaic which encloses a carved silver foliage set with a slightly smaller inverted "teardrop" Red Coral.

These stones are traditionally worn throughout the Himalayas both for their rich colours and their protection against  Evil and Misfortune.

I'm assuming this pendant was made by Tibetan refugees working in Nepal but may also be Nepalese work, too.

Remember, Turquoise doesn't like being subjected to chemicals, cleaners or hot soapy water, all of these may affect the stones colour.

And extreme heat, like on a windowsill, can sometimes melt the "bituminous " resin used to hold the mosaic inlays...

Age: Contemporary

Size: H 47mm Width of face  61mm.

Weight:  59 grams