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A handmade pendant featuring a bouquet of flowers with red quartz and turquoise inlay detailing on grey onyx stone.
18K Gold on Brass
1.2" x 0.8"
Guldasta is a word of Urdu origin meaning bouquet of flowers. Flowers have always had their place in South Asian art, but they were perhaps never as prominent as in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Flowering plants increasingly appeared everywhere—as ornamental patterns in the margins of miniatures or calligraphy; adorning walls as murals; printed, woven, or embroidered on textiles; carved into jade or rock crystal cups or flasks; forged from metal, pearls, and precious stones on jewelry and weapons.
This pendant is inspired by Mughal jewelry—a marriage of Indian intricacy and Middle Eastern elegance, uniting Indian gold work with Middle Eastern floral designs.
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 world peace.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to accommodate your request. We ship worldwide, you can find our shipping + return policies here.