№ 312 Turquoise
This necklace features a turquoise bead set in Nepal with a sterling silver bezel and a very rare antique Bengali coin pendant, roughly 200 years old, called a Fish Rupee, with features the rare combination of a fish and sun. This necklace will easily slip over your head and rest just below the bust line.
Turquoise has traditionally been thought of as a stone to unite earth and sky, bringing together male and female energies. It is considered a strengthening stone while also instilling inner calm and enhancing intuition.
Coin silver is made from a mixture of metals with a high pure silver content, often repurposing coins by melting them down. The coin silver components I work with are antiques from all of the world, ranging from 80-120 years old, found in India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and many West African countries such as Nigeria and Mali. The wear and patina of antique coin silver has informed much of my jewelry aesthetic over the years. The pieces are very special and rare.
Pendant is 3” long and hangs from a 32” chain that is finished with a 9mm lobster claw. All chain and findings are oxidized sterling silver.