A necklace consisting of 11 Ta’wiz coral beads in a 22k gold mount.

In Indian culture, coral is associated with the planet Mars and is believed to have the power to ward off evil and bring good luck. Antique coral amulet containers are often used to hold amulets or talismans that are believed to have similar protective powers.
In addition to their practical use as a container for amulets or talismans, antique coral amulet containers are also highly valued for their aesthetic beauty. Many of these containers are intricately decorated with traditional Indian motifs, and are highly appreciated by collectors and connoisseurs of Indian jewellery.

The use of the number 11 is considered a sacred number in Hinduism. It is believed to represent the unity between the individual soul and the universal consciousness.

Ta'wiz, also known as ta'wizat, is a type of amulet or charm that is often used in traditional Indian jewelry. The word "ta'wiz" comes from the Arabic word "ta'wizah," which means "protection."
In Indian culture, ta'wiz is believed to bring good luck, ward off evil spirits, and protect the wearer from harm. These amulets are usually worn around the neck, wrist, or ankle. They are often inscribed with prayers, verses from the Quran, or other sacred symbols.
Ta'wiz can also be made from various materials, such as stones, beads, or threads, and can be decorated with intricate designs and patterns. They are considered to be powerful spiritual objects that can provide physical and spiritual protection to the wearer.

Ta'wiz is an important aspect of traditional Indian jewellery, and it reflects the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of India.