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Rich Antiqued Gold Yantra Pendant Necklace

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This beautiful pendant necklace is part of my "Storied Past" line. For me, vintage foreign coins are little works of art with histories attached. They represent the culture from which they came, the period in which they were made, and the triumphs and tribulations of the marketplace. They are part of a bygone era when coins were made with gold, silver, bronze, brass, and copper (Today, they're made of zinc or clad steel and many countries even use aluminum.)

I created this pendant with a Nepal rupee from the 1970s. A yantra is a design used to help practitioners of meditation or Tantra to balance the mind or focus spiritually. According to Tantric tradition, wearing or concentrating on a yantra is said to bring spiritual or magical benefits.

This coin is fairly rare. A few were given to me by a friend who visited Nepal decades ago. I have searched, but haven't been able to find any more in this golden brass material.

Treating the coin as an art piece and not a novelty, I heated it to soften the metal, then hammered it into a dome shape, and drilled a hole for the matching bail. Then I antiqued it and polished the high areas to best show the yantra design. Lastly, I coated it with a special sealant to protect the finish. It's a process that takes about a week to complete. After attaching a bail, I suspended the pendant from a beautiful 18-inch brass chain and added a simple antiqued brass lobster clasp.

It will arrive in a beautiful Woojoo gift box, ready for giving ... or keeping.

Rich Antiqued Gold Yantra Pendant Necklace

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  • Handmade item
  • Material: brass
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  • Ships worldwide from Hawaii, United States
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