|Teak wood oval loop Necklace with a Japanese Lacquered centerpiece decorated with one Gold Leaf Silver loop. The Centerpiece is set white Rose Cut Diamonds, Pink Tourmalines, carved Mother of Pearl designed with three snake heads, mounted in 9K Gold and Sterling Silver.
This design uses a Raden technique along with Maki-e. Maki-e is a distinctive Japanese lacquerware technique developed around 1200 years ago. Maki-e (literally: sprinkled picture) is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder onto a thick layer of lacquer as a decoration, a complicated and highly refined and time-consuming application. Raden is a decorative technique that uses the iridescent parts of seashells like abalone, turban shells, and pearl oysters, which are shaved very thinly. Ra means a spiral shell and den means to decorate. The technique was conveyed to Japan from China about 1300 years ago, and marvelous examples can be seen at the Shoso-in Treasure House in Nara.
White Rose Cut Diamonds: 1.64 cts.
Pink Tourmaline: 1.61 cts.
Dimension of Centerpiece: 8(W) x 14(L) x 1.5(D) cms.
Size: 24.5 Inches
Weight: 92.13 gms.