Himalayan Necklace, Vintage Nepal Gau Pendant, Turquoise, Coral, Silver Beads, 42cm (16 1/2″), 67 Grams
This is a vintage silver, coral and turquoise pendant from the Himalayas, most probably from Nepal or Tibet.
The pendant resembles the front of a Tibetan Gau Box and is a heavy, high grade silver 92.5% approx. with high relief repousse decoration of scrolling flower to each corner. There is a genuine turquoise cabochon in a bezel setting, and four small turquoise or glass stones.
The Himalayan pendant is in the shape of a gau box whose form of two intersecting squares symbolize two crossed dorjes, symbol of the ultimate stability of Buddhahood.
On the back is the symbol of two crossed dorges and in the centre the symbol of the two golden fish. In Buddhism, the fish symbolize happiness as they have complete freedom of movement in the water.
The outer perimeter is delineated with silver beaded wire.
The necklace has natural turquoise tube seed beads, genuine old salmon colour coral beads and silver beads. It has a lobster claw for closing.
Width: 8.5 cm (3 3/8")
Height: 7.5 cm (3″)
Length: 42 cm (16 1/2")
Pendant Weight: 68.3 Grams (2.410 oz.)
High Grade Silver: Silver Beads, Turquoise, Coral