This is a magnificent antique Tibetan gau prayer/reliquary box pendant in an oval shape with a large turquoise center stone, surrounded by two rounded/crescent-shaped elements with six coral stones, and eight smaller turquoise stones surrounding its center, all setting on fine filigree work. The gau's top layer sits on a base of turquoise stones and additional filigree work measuring approximately .75" in height. A turquoise diamond-shaped stone is encrusted onto a silver oblong-shaped element. The top of the gau has a cylinder-shaped element also encrusted with turquoise and coral beads through which a cord may be strung. The back of the gau box measures 2.75" in width by 3" in height. Its back is engraved and marked "925" in the center of the floral design. It weighs 155 grams.
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Antique Tibetan Gau/ Prayer/Reliquary Box Pendant-Turquoise and Coral Stones on Silver