Indian choker necklace dressed in polki and colored gemstones, featuring the phool (flower) and mor (peacock) and embodying the significance of Navaratna.
Handcrafted in gold, this choker necklace is arranged in a play of trapezoidal units, spaced with marquise-shaped units, dressed in polki/uncut diamonds set in jadai technique and red glass cuts. The central trapezoid features a Navaratna rosette, surrounded by kundan-set diamonds. The trapezoids on its left and right hold a majestic peacock each, dressed in glass cuts and surrounded by kundan-set diamonds. The last two units are dressed in diamonds surrounded by red and green glass cuts. The choker is bordered by seed pearls at the top, with their clusters suspended from it at the bottom.
Of all bird motifs in Indian jewelry, the peacock is the most important. It is the vahana (mount) of Lord Shiva and Parvati's second son, Karttikeya, and symbolizes joy, beauty, and pride.
The nine gems of the Navaratna are thought to protect nine parts of the human body: flesh, fat, bones, hair, feelings, marrow, lymph, blood, and sperm. The number nine is also considered to be a holy number.