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Yue's necklace

Princess Yue was given a necklace by Hahn.

A betrothal necklace is a hand-carved piece of jewelry given to a bride-to-be by her intended. 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.[2]


Katara wore a betrothal necklace which previously belonged to her grandmother, Kanna, and that had been worn by her mother instead of one Hakoda would have made for her.[3] 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.[1]

In 171 AG, Bolin was given a betrothal necklace by Eska, even though the cultural norm was for the boy to fashion a necklace for his future wife. He did not get a chance to protest, as Eska stated that marriage was the only thing that could bridge the gap of their separation, and promptly tied the gift around his neck herself.[4]

List of known necklaces

Bolin's betrothal necklace

Eska's betrothal necklace for Bolin differed from most, featuring spikes and a miniature skull as a charm.

  • Katara's necklace has been a family heirloom, originally being a betrothal necklace carved by Pakku for Kanna.[1]
  • Yue was given a betrothal necklace by Hahn, who became Sokka's enemy once he learned that it was an arranged marriage.[5]
  • Kanna was given a new betrothal necklace by Pakku when he visited the South Pole to rebuild it; she accepted this time.[6]
  • Ummi was given a betrothal necklace by Kuruk.[7]
  • Bolin was given a betrothal necklace by Eska, which was purple in color, had a carved skull fastened in the center, and spikes running along the middle.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (November 18, 2005). "The Waterbending Master". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 18. Nickelodeon.
  2. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on (link). No longer updated.
  3. DiMartino, Michael Dante, Konietzko, Bryan (writers) & Filoni, Dave (director). (February 21, 2005). "The Boy in the Iceberg". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 1. Nickelodeon.
  4. 4.0 4.1 DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Graham, Ian (director). (September 27, 2013). "Civil Wars, Part 2". The Legend of Korra. Season 1. Episode 16. Nickelodeon.
  5. Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & MacMullan, Lauren (director). (December 2, 2005). "The Siege of the North, Part 1". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 19. Nickelodeon.
  6. Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (July 19, 2008). "Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 19. Nickelodeon.
  7. Escape from the Spirit World: Avatar Kuruk Online Comic Book

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