This gold necklace, NIMBOLI, has a square pendant in the center. The pendant is supported at the sides with multistrands of glass seed beads. The square pendant is decorated with a design of flowers, the centre is decorated with a design of a sunsymbol, flanked by two peacocks. These figures are set with rock crystal on foil. The roundings of the figures are decorated with small basra pearls. This traditional necklace is presented to a bride as an auspicious gift.

Research report by The Netherlands Gemological Laboratory available on request.



19th century


North India, Rajasthan, Bikaner