In studying about writing historical fiction, I read Elizabeth Crook's Seven Rules for Writing Historical Fiction. where she makes the statement, "In order to write authentic historical fiction you must know a period of time well enough to disappear daily through a wormhole to the past and arrive at the location of your story." That so clearly defines what I am trying to do--disappear into a wormhole! Beautifully put.
This story begins in the mid 1800s in India and ends up... Well, you will have to read the story to find out where it ends up! Yes, the necklace has a crazy history, weaving through time and generations.
I will post a link to the story later today when I finish writing.