The Purvika Silver Antique Amulet Necklace
Amuletic jewellery and amulet containers have been an important part of the Indian jewellery tradition because imparting protection to the wearer was an important function of jewellery. Amulet boxes (Taweez) that were worn on the persons body were popular - these evolved into elaborate forms of jewellery one example of which is seen here.
The stunning pendant is in the shape of an amulet box , with a panel on top ornamented with a central `Kirtimukha' (glory-face or grotesque-mask that wards off the evil) , the pendant opens up on side.
Handcrafted in Sterling Silver (92.5%), and oxidised in a special process to give it an antique look this piece is a bold & bespoke piece of statement jewellery that teams effortlessly with indian/western wear..
Measurements : Length of Necklace: 21 inches.
Height of Pendant in center : 1.4 inches; Width of Pendant : 2 inches.
Gemstones used: natural pearl.
Made of: Sterling Silver (92.5%)