№ 413 Coin Silver

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This long necklace features a series of antique beads and pendant from India which range in age from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.  The pendant at depicts the Hindu God Shiva.

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 3 ¼” long and hangs from sturdy chain measuring 32” and is finished with a 9mm lobster claw clasp.  This long necklace will hang just below the bust line.  All chain and findings are oxidized sterling silver.