Silver Rupee Necklace from Himachal Pradesh, India. | From 1920s colonial India. Intricately cut by a Himachali silversmith, it was worn as a charm for wealth and fortune. Each genuine British Indian Silver Rupee bears the image of King George V as Emperor and dates from around 1919. The coins were removable in case the wearer found herself in need of cash!
India | Old silver hinged anklet or bracelet probably from Maharashtra. | See similar examples in 'Bijoux Ethniques d’Afrique, d’Asie et des Iles du Pacifique', collection René van der Star, p.143. | ca. 1st half of 20th century