Indian gold guluband necklace for women with its design centered around the flower, fish, and crescent motifs, and embodying the significance of Navaratna. The necklace comprises nine trapezoidal units, all dressed in Navaratna in a flower motif using the traditional jadai technique and lined with seed pearls. Selecting the right stones is key here, which takes around 16–20 man-hours. From every trapezoid are suspended strands with alternating fish and inverted crescent motifs, dressed in kundan-set polki/uncut diamonds. The kundan work in this Indian wedding necklace takes about 30–40 man-hours.
An emblem of peace and calm, the crescent moon symbolizes the Great Divine Mother (Shakti) and female power.
The fish, according to Hindu mythology, is the first avatar of Vishnu and the first creature to be born in the water. The motif is extensively used in ear ornaments and pendants.
According to ancient Indian astrological knowledge, a person is under the influence of the nine planets, represented by nine gems—the Navaratna, namely ruby, diamond, pearl, blue sapphire, emerald, topaz, cat's eye, coral, and hyacinth/zircon. The nine gems are thought to protect nine parts of the human body: flesh, fat, bones, hair, feelings, marrow, lymph, blood, and sperm. The number nine is also considered to be a holy number.