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    Diamond, Enamel, Gold Necklace
    The traditional North Indian necklace features polki diamond slices ranging in size from 5.00 x 4.00 mm to 13.50 x 10.00 mm backed by silver and set in high karat gold kundan, enhanced by red, white and green meenakari enamel applied on 18k gold, completed by a 14k gold clasp. Gross weight 90.43 grams.
    Length: 16 inches

    Property from the Joanna M. Champlin Trust


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: M+
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): Polki
    Count: 26 - 50

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: This traditional Indian necklace is made using a technique called kundan/meenakari. Kundan translates to "fine gold" and refers to the 24k gold immediately around the polki diamonds that is actually gold foil that has been kneaded and compacted with iron tools as a stone-setting method. Unfortunately, the kundan has blackened due to moisture seeping into the compacted foils. The links (ghaat) inside which the diamonds sit are made of 18k gold and are filled with pitch (lac, an organic substance which is the secretion of a beetle). The necklace is completed by chain and clasp that test 14k gold. The meenakari enamel on reverse is in good condition, showing no significant chips or cracks.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2021
    2nd Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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