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Tairona Gold



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Tairona, Colombia, CA 800- 1500 CE.
A gold avian figure, probably a toucan and a green stone bead probably from Central America.  The shape of it posed a bit of a quandary for jewels as to how to make is wearable.  Notice the addition of the pre Columbian green stone bead in rear.  It’s a genius idea to hold the gold in place and remains in keeping with ancient material.  We were thinking she might want to consider engineering as a second careet.

One of a kind

Bird effigy: 1 1/2 x 3/4 x 7/8″
Sterling chain: 17.5″