An amazing authentic Middle Eastern sterling collar necklace made for belly dancing.
The necklace is very elaborate, it features a repousse choker with long dangling cast silver pieces that are finished off with 800 silver coins.
The center of the necklace has a niello enamel rectangular box with an ornate tiered drop that includes two crescents, coins and a bird at the very bottom.
The style is quite dramatic, the front has sixteen additional drops that are connected with double links.
The choker part of the necklace is worn on the neck, the dangling pieces are on the chest. It could be worn lower with an extension so the entire design hangs below the neck, it was however meant to be worn high on the neck for dancing.
The workmanship and construction are excellent, it makes an incredible collar.
Total length is 15.5", the center drops including the niello piece are 7" long, the rest of the drops span 9.5" across the front of the necklace with the remainder being the chain.
The necklace is handmade with precision, it is in excellent, all original condition, no damage or visible wear. The silver has a nice patina which has been left undisturbed.
Total weight is an impressive 175 grams.
Unmarked, the silver tested sterling with acid, the coins are 800 silver content.
A beautifully crafted and alluring, an exotic ethnic sterling necklace that is a show stopper.
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