This bold, weighty vintage piece was created by the nomadic Kochi people of Afghanistan. The necklace features coins with tube spacers and an elaborately etched shield adorned with bells. (Please note I have replaced two missing bells with similar ones from my collection.) The piece shows much age and wear, typical of its age, and is missing one glass stone. This is a "shoelace" necklace-- as the elements are strung on a shoelace. This has a beautifully-constructed silver alloy bead at the knot, which allows the wearer to adjust its length. You can see it worn short and at its longest length on my mannequin, which is a UK size 14.
Necklace is approximately 29" or cm long, and the pendant is 5" or 12cm long including bells, and 2 1/2" or 6cm wide.
The last photo shows this necklace paired with another vintage necklace which can be found here.
All my vintage pieces are carefully sourced and my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped with lavender and Scottish heather.