Gold jewelry (jewellery) has always had a significant position in Indian culture. The Nagapadam design, a quintessential Kerala design with a cobra head, is a symbolic tribute to the serpent god. The design is also a favourite among Keralite women. In nagapadathali (nagapadam necklace) nagapadam charms are strung together just as in a garland of flowers. The charms are made of glass stones.