Beautiful necklace made mixing different antique beads. The berry beads are antique Bedihi yemen silver, and the red coral is antique coral from the Mediterranean Sea. The coral is around 150- 200 years old, undyed, untreated and with a bright orange carmin colour.In the times of the Coffe Trade in the Levante area, Yemen used to receive italian red coral and silver Maria Theresia Thaler as payment for the trade of coffe beans. The port of Mokha was the main port in the Tihama area, where the coffe was planted and harvested. The red coral in Yemen was used as part of the dowry, being part 0f all traditional jewels worn on marriages, and later in special occasions like a new baby born. It had high value since ancient times as a symbol of protection and fertility.
The silver hamza was sourced from South Morocco and it´s beautifully engraved, showing hebrew sacred script.
Length with the chain 48 cm. Weight 103 grms. The hamza measures 6,5 cm by 4,5 cm.
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