Bohemian gypsy statement necklace! It is a vintage ethnic, Afghan tribal necklace. Done in the traditional Hazara style, the necklace features several vintage coins bearing Arabic writing, the world, etc . The coins are accented by links that are set with jewels and coin dangles. There is a statement center pendant that is done in a bow shape. It has a coin dangling down. Red, turquoise and cobalt blue cut glass insets add a bit of color. The necklace has it's original, heavy aged patina.
Please keep in mind that most Kuchi and Turkoman / Turkmen / Turkomen items are old and used items with a distinct aged patina. They are a nomadic Afghan people who have created amazing jewelry for centuries. Their colorful jewelry combines new, old, metal, beads, coins, stones and fabric. Many pieces are worn due to being used from every day wear, tribal celebrations, belly dance and wedding uses. They are made with a coin-base metal alloy.
Length Measurements: 18" long with a 3" long center pendant
Condition: Vintage condition, heavy vintage patina
Weight: 62.0 grams
Please examine enlarged photos for details. This is much more beautiful in real life!
I am not an expert on vintage jewelry, but I do buy and sell what I love! Since these items are vintage, they may have a wonderful aged patina and are not meant or expected to look brand new. I treasure their imperfections as part of their charm and history.
Afghan Necklace, Coins, Vintage Necklace, Middle Eastern, Kuchi, Hazara, Gypsy, Boho Bohemian, India, Belly Dance, Ethnic Tribal, Statement