Nepali Coral, Lapis and Turquoise Pendant Necklace
This pendant from Nepal is characteristic of the styles made by Tibetan refugee artisans in Kathmandu. It showcases inlays of rich red coral, blue-green turquoise and deep cobalt lapis with lovely handiwork of scrolls, dots and twisted wire.
This dramatic, colorful pendant hangs from 19.5 inches of lovingly hand-knotted turquoise rounds (these beads are .5 inch wide) and a pair of antique lapis beads with silver caps from Tibet. The pendant is 3 inches, top to bottom, and 1.75 inches wide.