This is a stunning necklace of graduated hand shaped pieces of Guatemalan jade. The clasp is a sterling silver hook and eye.
These necklaces are called chachales. They are ceremonial necklaces used by people in the Mayan cultures of Guatemala. Chachal means necklace in the k'che language and is also a reference to the sound these make when they move.
About 25” long
The silver content of the charms is unknown.
For more fabulous beaded treasures check out the necklace section of our shop
These romantic beauties are made by Uzbek artisans of Central Asia. These are wonderful.
They are made of gold plated sterling silver and various semi precious stones and pearls. The turquoise colored cabochons are glass. One of them is missing on the back side of one earring. About 3 inches long and 15g
For more great tribal and mineral earrings check out the earring section of our shop.