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An ornament, of various forms, worn suspended from a chain or ring encircling a woman's neck. Examples made in India during the Mughal period sometimes were a close-fitting wide band set with gemstones and having a dangling fringe of pendants and tassels, or made of several components linked together, often with a crescent-shaped gold and jewelled pendant with dangling beaded ornaments and gemstones, all suspended from multiple pearl chains.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson