Nepalese Bronze and Silver Pendant on Golden Coral Sticks Necklace
This centerpiece of bronze openwork, silver accents and a row of tiny red coral beads was handmade by Tibetan refugee artisans living in Nepal using traditional techniques and materials. It is integrated into a strand of center-drilled golden coral sticks which are extremely lightweight and textural. Golden coral is a naturally occurring branch coral which is prized in jewelry making for its iridescent qualities. This coral is no longer harvested so this comes from pre-moratorium stock which is decades old.
The necklace is 18.25 inches long.