A betrothal necklace is a hand-carved piece of jewelry given to a bride-to-be on her sixteenth birthday. According to Northern Water Tribe customs, when a young woman turns sixteen, her marriage is arranged, and her future husband is to carve a unique design from stone and fasten it to a choker, thus creating a necklace.
Katara wore a betrothal necklace which previously belonged to Kanna, and was worn by her mother instead of one Hakoda would have made for her. She seemed unaware of the necklace's significance when Yugoda asked her about it.
Princess Yue also wore a betrothal necklace, given to her by Hahn. She revealed her necklace to Sokka after the two shared a kiss on a bridge. Although she was wearing the necklace, Yue did not seem thrilled about marrying Hahn as it was an arranged marriage, only benefiting the political well-being of the Northern Water Tribe.
List of known necklaces Edit
- Katara's necklace has been a family heirloom, originally being a betrothal necklace carved by Pakku for Kanna.
- Yue was given a betrothal necklace by Hahn, who became Sokka's enemy once he learned that it was an arranged marriage.
- Kanna was given a new betrothal necklace by Pakku when he visited the South Pole to rebuild it; she accepted this time.
- Ummi was given a betrothal necklace by Kuruk.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The Waterbending Master". Michael Dante DiMartino (writer) & Giancarlo Volpe (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. November 18, 2005. No. 18, Book One: Water
- ↑ From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
- ↑ "The Boy in the Iceberg". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Dave Filoni (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. February 21, 2005. No. 1, Book One: Water
- ↑ "The Siege of the North, Part 1". Aaron Ehasz (writer) & Lauren MacMullan (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. December 2, 2005. No. 19, Book One: Water
- ↑ "Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters". Aaron Ehasz (writer) & Giancarlo Volpe (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. July 19, 2008. No. 19, Book Three: Fire
- ↑ Escape from the Spirit World: Avatar Kuruk Online Comic Book