No. J-344 - Antique Necklace- $145.00
Guatemalan Chachal with Charms

This type of necklace is a traditional piece of jewelry worn by Guatemalan women. The pendant is a replica of an old silver reale dated 1870. Several smaller replica reale coins are welded to bottom of the large coin with chain and charms attached. The pendant has charm dangles, a fish charm is in the center with peacock or turkey charms on each side. This necklace is made in the traditional style with the original double chain and antique Guatemalan charms.

Some of these older necklaces are made of a lower grade of silver than sterling, usually called coin silver. I do not know if this is the case for this necklace, it might be part coin silver and part silver plate. But the round beads are solid and heavy. The charms that are attached are seashells, fish, ducks, sun faces and women. The Guatemalan charms (or milagros) are very different from Mexican charms, much heavier.

The coin pendant is 2 7/8" wide and 4" long (including the dangles) The necklace is 13" long from center back to center front or 26" long, this does not include the pendant. The necklace does not have closure and made to slip over the head. The necklace is in excellent vintage condition.

Postage for this item will be $7.00. Postage includes extra weight for packing, any excess postage charged will be refunded to buyer's Paypal account.


 

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