What a fantastic vintage ethnic bohemian look! This is a vintage Afghan necklace that is loaded with mixed metal elements! The centerpiece pendant section features a massive, ornate domed metal medallion. This is set with red, purple, green and more glass insets. This piece has so much detail work to it! Dangling down are tons of chains with embossed metal charms. These chime together when you move. Next look at all the detail work in the necklace section. A double row of glass beads in red and white line the top of the braided cording necklace. Embossed round metal pieces are set with tiny jewels. Double rows of dangles with chain and circles creates texture and movement. Fabulous look whether you want it for a costume or a massive statement for every day!
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.
Measurements: Length 17" long
Pendant: Medallion 5 1/2" long
Condition: Good vintage condition, vintage patina,
Weight: 103.6 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.
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