Peru figure silver spoon 925 dating
This is ready to be made into an attractive necklace. This is an antique piece just over 2 1/2 inches wide and 1 5/16 inches tall. Strand #1 is 24 inches long and nicely graduated from front to back.
The pendant at the front is a little over 5/8 inches tall. Strand #2 is 19 inches long with a central beads that is 1 7/8 inches long.
These are attractive dark stone beads with just a tinge of green to them. Some of the beads still have some scaling on them from a calcium deposit acquired by being buried for so long.
The piece has a good firm clasp (takes effort to open it and can't accidentally slip off) and strong chain.
The cultures of the Americas are rich and varied, and I find the modern "Indian" celebrations, traditions, beliefs and adornment as fascinating as the ancient equivalents...
and the post-colonized cultures as rich as the pre-Columbian or pre-Hispanic.
One of them is still springy enough to work but the other two cannot be used without breaking them. The double holed piece is slightly over 1 inch in length.
I just found this among a lot of vintage jewellery. The silver pieces are "tweezers" from Colombia with the largest one in the middle measuring slightly over 1 1/2 inches tall. There are 15 inches of dark brown/green beads with a round central greenstone bead an inch in diameter.