A gold and polki necklace inspired by the design of the Kasumala, a traditional Indian necklace made of gold coins strung closely.
The top band consists of a repetition of truncated triangle, bird, and inverted leaf units, from which are suspended coin-shaped circular units and clusters of pearls and red enameled beads. All units are dressed in uncut diamonds using the traditional jadai technique. The coin units are bordered with seed pearls using the chakkar-pirai technique. Suspended from them are small clusters of seed pearls and green enamel beads. This gold and polki Indian necklace showcases about 250–300 man-hours of skillful and dedicated craftsmanship.
The Kasumala, a garland of gold coins strung together, forms an important part of the bridal trousseau, especially for brides in Southern States of India and is oftentimes worn on other special occasions such as Puja and thread ceremonies.