This is a fun and gorgeous piece. Made of mixed metals, this piece has quite the unique look. The longest strand measures 12.5" and is a gold chain processed to give it an antiqued dark look. It also holds 12 coins. The silver stand measures 10.75" and holds 13 coins. There's a total of 25 coins that measure .3" in diameter.
The purpose of a "Hindi coin" is quite simple. These coins are very old and don't hold value so what these coins do is add a lot of history and fun to a simple piece of jewelry. You often find these types of coins on belly dancers, Indian scarves, anklets, belly wrap chains and more. You know when you see a Bollywood film and a dance number breaks out and you can hear a jingling but it's intentional. That is because they are made from these coins.
They are a symbol of freedom, fun, history and now fashion. I think everyone should own at least one piece of jewelry that displays these coins. Not only because they are fashionable and fun but who knows how long they will be in circulation. Right now they are not so hard to find but a years back they were available everywhere; so you see they are becoming less and less in circulation. Keep checking in as we have a lot of these coins and will be posting many pieces featuring the Hindi or Bollywood coin. :)
AR Jewelry designs pieces that can have several uses. We do use the traditional lengths on half of our pieces but we like to keep the other half unique and versatile. This way the consumer has more options. If you want a specific length please contact us or special order your very own piece. Some of the options you have with the length are as follows; wrap it around twice and layer it, leave it long for simplicity or add another necklace for layering, wrap it several times around to create a unique bracelet or anklet and you can even use it as a headband. You can also leave it long or wrap it around several times to use as a decorative piece for your purse, wallet, a candle wrap or anything you desire. Enjoy Shopping with AR Jewelry. We truly appreciate your support and hope we can support you somehow. If you know how you want us to support you please contact Amy or Ryan at ARProDesigns@yahoo.com and give us the deets.
To protect & care for your jewelry AR Jewelry advises the following:
- Keep your jewelry stored in a dry room temperature or colder, environment. A jewelry box, a random box, pouch or any container will do. The more humidity you have equals more care.
- When cleaning your jewelry we advise a simple jewelry cloth that you can find at any jewelry store, drugstore or anywhere that sells jewelry. (AR Jewelry will begin to sell them within the next few months).
- If you have a tough piece of jewelry that is heavily tarnished and the cloth won't work we advise you to use a simple cleaner. Nothing expensive or fancy needed. They are typically the same. Use as needed and follow the instructions exactly.