Maharashtrian Traditional Oxidised German Silver Kolhapuri Saaj / Kolhapuri Saaz Necklace For Women is Artfully designed with a classic fusion of exquisite craftsmanship and feminine elegance. This beautiful necklaces add a hint of raw ethnic beauty to any look. The Oxidised finish further ensures a long-lasting shine.!! No direct Perfume, deo, water, spray on the jewellery. It is advisable to store jewellery in a zip lock pouch (air tight pouch), keep away from water perfume and other chemicals and clean it with dry and soft cloth Kolhapuri saaj is necklace named after Kolhapur a city in Maharashtra, India Traditionally the necklace is made of 21 leaves or pendants but contemporary wearers prefer 10 to 12 21 design-portions mostly, comprise avatars of Vishnu, and symbols of ashtmangal. The Kolhapuri saaj begins with chaphe-kali (frangipani buds), and ends with kirti mukh (a good luck charm). In line are panch panadi (holy leaves), bel leaf (leaf offered to Lord Shiva), bel plant (a plant of three united leaves), ridge gourd (symbolic of all plants), karle or Bitter gourd (life-giving herb), Sun, manik panadi (a gem, symbolising friendship), matsya (fish, or incarnation of Vishnu), Koorma (incarnation of Vishnu), Narasimha (incarnation of Vishnu), rose, beetle, chandra (Moon), emerald, gandbhairi (symbolising unity of husband and wife), morchel (symbolic of kingdom and richness), peacock feather, shankha (Conch), wagh nakhe (tiger nail, symbolising power of weapons), and snake (symbolising union). Other symbols that are used could also be kamal (lotus), kasav (tortoise) and bhunga (bumble bee). The Kolhapuri saaj is woven into green colour silk, and further ornamentation is done .