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Echoes of Enlightenment: Blood Coral Necklace

A paragon of Victorian elegance, this bead necklace with 108 thick blood coral beads, dating back to circa 1900, is steeped in cultural significance. Each bead, varying from 10mm to 12mm, is a tribute to the Buddhist tradition of meditation and mindfulness, representing the mortal desires of mankind. The necklace, with its substantial length of 100cm, is not just a piece of jewellery but a spiritual talisman, a connection to the rich tapestry of history and the pursuit of enlightenment.

Antique jewelry object group: bead necklace

Condition: very good condition
  -  (more info on our condition scale)

Style: Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
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Period: ca. 1900
  -  (events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era)

Precious stones: 108 coral beads with a diameter between 10mm and 12mm

Extra information: Conventional Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, signifying the mortal desires of mankind. The number is attributed to the Mokugenji (soapberry seed) Sutra wherein Shakyamuni Buddha instructed King Virudhaka to make such beads and recite the Three Jewels of Buddhism. In later years, various Buddhist sects would either retain the number of beads, or divide them into consecutive twos, fours, for brevity or informality.

A decorative tassel is sometimes attached to the beads, flanked by talismans or amulets depending on one's local tradition. Because prayer beads are often painted in pigment, various traditional schools attribute a consecration ritual by the Sangha to the beads, to "open the eyes" for the purpose of achieving Enlightenment unique to the Karma of each believer. (From: Wikipedia)

Dimensions: total length 100,00 cm (39,37 inch) - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches

Weight: 197.90 gram (127.25 dwt)

Reference Nº: 19262-0321

Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry



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