This vintage tribal necklace has a large central pendant made of textured metal with two toads or frogs leaning in toward one another. The piece has a nice rolo chain, and although none of the metal is precious--in an acid test it comes up as German silver, also known as nickel-- it has a nice patina and whimsical design. Frogs are beloved by cultures worldwide. Here in the arid Southwest, frogs are singers of songs when it rains, and many Native American cultures view them as symbols of transformation, cleansing, rebirth, healing, and water energy. Frogs are believed by some to wash away negative physical and mental energies, and our innate ability to heal ourselves on all levels. With its thin skin, the frog is a harbinger of the health of the environment, the toxins around us. People who relate to frog and toad energy are likely sensitive to environment and able to heal themselves and others.
The pendant measures about 3-1/8" wide at the widest point by about 2-1/5" tall, although with those dangles it is closer to 5" tall. The chain is about 25-1/2" and has NO CLASP but instead is meant to place over the head. Total weight is 61g.
Great ethnic jewelry piece, playful and soulful.
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