The peacock (mayura) has always been an object of wonder and inspiration in Indian culture, and has been mentioned in accounts dating back more than 2,000 years. An image of a peacock adorns the crown of Lord Krishna. Its beautiful train and hypnotic mating dance have long captured the imagination. It became the symbol of many an Indian royal; and it was eventually adopted as the national bird of India.
This imposing necklace features a vintage silver pendant decorated with peafowl and other birds; it is probably around 40 years old. Five hanging birds with silver orbs dangle from the 2.5″ long pendant, and an oval turquoise cabochon is placed in the center. The intricate silver chain is newer and is 22″ long.