An Authentic Antique mid to end 19th Century Yemenite Bridal Necklace.Holding 3 Amulet boxes all made in detailed filigree technique. Necklace Known locally as Lazem necklace has 6 beaded (252 beads) threads going through 3 filigree ornamented boxes and ending on each side in traditional manner with triangle end ornamented thread cases. Necklace is made from med silver estimated 600-700 purity and follows tribal tradition of symbolic form and numeric divisions. Form and number of each element are believed to carry protective health and spiritual qualities. Hanging chains from each Talisman Amulet box follow the main numeric rhythm with 3 hanging chains from each ring and 3 rings on smaller boxes and six on main long talisman Amulet box.Altogether are 36 chains.The number 36 is a number of righteousness and of the inner division of mans' features and its' application in Jewelry was highly regarded and does not appear commonly on Jewelry or is placed in hidden formations. From Each Triangle come out 6 threads that hold the beads and boxes together. The threads are then Braided and secured at ends. Such Necklaces where made Traditionally for brides as adornment on their wedding day and are considered today both a collectors item and a unique special occasion flamboyant piece of Jewelry. This specific necklace has impressive amulet boxes made in a variety of filigree techniques.Most such necklaces where made by Jewish Jewelers that carried the Jewelry making techniques from father to son.This necklace incorporates ,as mentioned, various filigree Techniques including threading,granulation and flat dotting/buttoning. The Necklace has a great glamour and presence and was re-threaded in the original form therefore can be also put on safely if desired or hanged by each end securely for display.
Dimensions and Detailed Condition : >Total weight - 398 grams ( 14 oz). >Max Length opened (end thread to thread) approx - 75 cm (30 inch). >Length of main talisman Amulet box - approx 10.5cm ( 4 1/4 inch). >Length of smaller talisman Amulet boxes - approx 6cm ( 2 3/8 inch). >Length of chain opened (without threads) - approx 27 cm (10 1/2 inch). >Length of chain with rings from main amulet - approx 12cm (4 3/4 inch).
Necklace is in Very good condition ,was re threaded as originally made (original thread was too old and fell apart). Silver parts where cleaned keeping the aged quality apparent as desired. All parts (Except for thread and one ball end of chain) are the originals.
Shipped Expedited Registered, securely custom packed in Gift Box with Antique Declaration. Stock#S8092AIym
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