In many parts of India, tiger claws were worn as charms against malevolent spirits and to instill courage in the wearer. In the 19th century, tiger claws were also used for jewelry produced for the European market.
In 9k gold with beautiful carving and delicate texturing down the side, this special claw is likely of Indian origin.
Materials and Features: 9k gold
Age/Origin: Indian, English setting, c. 1870
Measurements: 2.8 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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