This exotic collar necklace is composed of gilt rectangular panels featuring a seated Goddess Tara. This Buddhist and Hindu deity is known as the Goddess of Compassion, and her name means "star."
I have seen a similar necklace described as an early 20th century Tibetan "wedding necklace," so if you want to wear it to your wedding be my guest. However, I think it's just fine for any occasion you want to stand out from the crowd and let your inner goddess or star shine.
Approximate Measurements: 2" wide; 17-1/2" long
Estimated Age: Antique Early 20th Century
Condition: Very Good Vintage