Sherni Choker

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Statement lioness choker with intricate detailing and red + green carnelian stones.

18K Gold on Brass

11.8" + 3.7" extender
Weight: 46g

Inspired by the gold applique in the form of a lion’s head from Achaemenid dynasty. Lions, symbolizing strength and raw power, were a popular feature of Achaemenid art, especially royal iconography. Indeed, very similar renderings of lions’ heads appear on glazed bricks excavated at the Persian capital city of Susa. 

Closer to home, Durga, the ten-armed warrior goddess, is always depicted riding either a lion or a tiger. Particularly since lions and tigers have long been associated with kingship, power and nobility across Asia, including India. Indeed, the two big cats represent royalty, ferocity, strength, courage and commanding power.

All our products are handmade using ancient lost-wax casting method by gifted artisans in Jaipur, India. Each piece is unique and made in limited quantities. Find our step-by-step process here. 

Care for this piece like you would for your lion cub.

To avoid the wearing of your plating, remove when in contact with water, cleaning solutions, lotions and perfumes. All our pieces come with a Ziploc, silica gel pack and a handcrafted jewelry box for storage and longevity of plating.

This product will be shipped out in 1-3 business days from Calcutta, India. If you would like your order delivery expedited please email us at and we'll try to accommodate your request. Also, we ship globally, you can find our shipping + return policies here