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ID:	418185I bought this necklace on eBay for £5.00,( approx$8.00 I think) It’s handmade,the “ jewels” are glass,which is traditional in kundan jewellery.I just wanted to share the artisan workmanship,using old techniques,basic metal,but a flurry of tiny( fresh or saltwater?) pearls.I had to look through a loupe to see how they were all fixed together.!

  • #2
    It's lovely.


    • #3
      It is very nice artwork...reminds me a bit of ancient Roman jewelry i some way, but this is very ornate. Those small pearls look like keshi to me. Did you find out what kind of pearls they are? Are they died?
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      • #4
        The pearls are undyed I think,a few are “ off” a beige or light grey colour,so they havent come from a large batch of uniformly dyed pearls.I hadn’t thought of Keshi,they have a slight orient,but nothing amazing.Thanks for your comments Douglas.I read that these necklaces were made by a team of artisans each with his own skill set,and even though they are base metal overlaid in gold,the work could take up to a week to make one,and the larger ornate pieces in pure gold,made with exactly the same processes,could take 2 months.


        • #5
          A very beautiful piece - I agree it has a very “ancient” flair to it, and even though it is overlaid base metal the work that most have gone into it does make it precious in my opinion. A great find!


          • #6
            For a fiver??? wow! It's stunning.
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