№ 330 Coin Silver

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A simple, delicate necklace featuring an antique coin silver pendant from India depicting the Hindu God Shiva.  This pendant is very special and dates back to the late 1800s.  Perfect for an everyday necklace or to layer with your other favorite pieces!

Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction and transformation, he is believed to keep the world in balance and protect the soul from pain and suffering.

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 1 ¼” long and hangs from a delicate but sturdy chain measuring 18” and finished with a 9mm lobster claw clasp.  All chain and findings are oxidized sterling silver.