This is a modern re-use of an ancient "woven gold" technique used in medieval Thai goldwork as seen in the regalia excavated from stupas at Ayutthaya.
Made by Mr Niphon Yodkranpan (born 10.01.73) now a senior lecturer/instructor at the Royal Goldsmiths College in Bangkok. The piece was designed by a colleague a Mr Santhi Wongchan of Sukothai Province who was inspired for the floral elements by the flower called "Dok Peep" and for construction by ancient Thai techniques of gold weaving.
This unique necklace was made by two senior Thai lecturers and goldsmiths who are employed by the Royal College of Goldsmiths in Bangkok. They have used the ancient Thai goldsmithing technique of woven gold wire links to create a modern design that also draws inspiration from the Thai flower called Dok Peep.