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
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.