A ghazal is a poem set to music - and that's the feeling I get when I look at this necklace. The soft tinkling of the bells on the end of the tassels reminds me of gentler times; a swaying of voluminous skirts, braided tresses, perfumed air, candlelight, and a beautiful, wistful woman singing softly to herself or to her loved one.
And yet, although the pendant, from Afghanistan is a vintage piece, set with colourful glass, the other elements are contemporary and bring the necklace bang into the 21st century - titanium plated quartz nuggets, and lost wax castbeads from Kenya. A cloisonne enamelled clasp from China finishes the piece perfectly.
I would wear it with a modern little black dress with a high neckline - and this will be a simple, yet stunningly effective ensemble with a twist. The elements span two continents and yet seem to belong together perfectly.
The necklace is 21" long, and the pendant is 3.6" long with a 3" tassel fringe and a toggle clasp.