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To empower, to adorn, to enjoy. An antique green glass Talhakimt pendant joins forces with an old West African coin (circa 1936) with beautiful patina, and is bound together with a beauty of an antique steel cut floral button. A mixture of vintage silver chains finish the piece (antiqued brass, and silver plated), along with a pair of beautifully worn, old scalloped Middle Eastern coins. Toggle closure. 16 ½” in length.

These antique African glass amulet beads, known as Talhakimt pendants, were originally made from carnelian in India. In the 1800's and early 1900's, the German town of Idar-Oberstein, known for gemstones and lapidary skills, produced many Talhakimts. Because of their apparent popularity, brightly colored molded glass copies were made in the first part of the 20th century by the Prosser pressed glass method in what is now the Czech Republic. Glass and carnelian Talhakimts are worn by Tuareg, Mali, Mauritanian, and Moorish women as hair and necklace ornaments and are also recognized as powerful protective amulets.

Note: Upon request, I can custom the fit of the chain by adding/subtracting links. Just let me know the length you prefer.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: talhakimt pendant, west african coin, victorian button, old middle eastern coins, antiqued chain
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 20 reviews
  • Favorited by: 12 people