This piece of traditional Assamese jewellery is completely handcrafted with silver polish on a pure silver base. Light blue and dark blue enameled work on the pendant and earrings and a string of dark blue beads for the necklace give the set a distinct look. Enamel is made by fusing a thin layer of glass with gold. The design is inspired by the crescent moon and it is named after “jon” (Assamese word for the moon).
The designs of the traditional Assamese jewelers hold a hierarchical significance, where workmanship methods and techniques are passed down on to next generations. Gold jewellery had flourished in Assam since medieval times back in the 13th century. Gold dust was abundantly found in the sands of different rivers in Assam, and mainly in river Subansiri which is a major tributary of the Brahmaputra river. The quaint and attractive designs of traditional jewellery of Assam draws inspiration from beautiful flora and fauna of the region, musical instruments and daily household items.