amulet

Heart-shaped amulet in dark red silk with an outline of silver metal thread, a central star made up of a purple sequin and golden beads arranged in rays, and pendant tassels. On each of the two upper corners of the heart there is a string consisting of a golden bead, a star shaped sequin, a pearl band, and three small (gold, green and pink) beads. The pendant hanging from the point of the heart consists of a blue star sequin, a gold bead, another star sequin in gold, a white bead, and a gold tinsel tassel. From the top, between to two upper corners of the heart, there is a golden suspension loop through which a necklace can be passed.

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