This form of necklace, with strands of pearls interupted by square beads and terminating in a beautiful gem-set pendant was very popular in nineteenth century India and similar examples feature in George Birdwood's The Industrial Arts of India (1880) and S.S. Jacob and T.H. Hendley's Jeypore Enamels (1886) (P.M. Carvalho, Gems and Jewels of Mughal India: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, vol. XVIII, 2010, pp.121-3, no.48).
A miniature painting in the Victoria and Albert Museum (inv. no. IS.6-1955), attributed to Jaipur, circa 1800, portrays a lady combing her hair and wearing a similar necklace attesting to the necklace's wearability and popularity as well as confirming Jaipur as a most probable place of manufacture.