This necklace has a thick gold chain with a pendant decorated with filigree and granules. Nonyas (Peranakan women) were fond of jewellery, which was worn as a display of wealth especially on ceremonial occasions. Some of the most exquisite jewellery was for use during the Peranakan wedding ceremony. Aside from necklaces, their accessories include bracelets, anklets, earrings, belts and buckles, rings, 'kerosang' (set of brooches on blouse) and hairpins.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Straits Settlements
Dimension
Object size: 53.0 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm
Accession No.
2002-00610
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Gold