Large Ladakhi Turquoise estimated to be from the 1800s.
Retrieved from an antique Perak.
Such large pieces are rarely found even as part of the traditional jewelry of the region. And the difficulty of procuring big stones increases exponentially with the size of the stone.
Encased in silver recently to make it wearable as a necklace pendant.
8.5 x 5.25cm maximum dimensions
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user.Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections.Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.
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