Experience a contemporary twist to the Balangandan Necklace - conveniently secure all your alluring charm pendants in a single place.
Handcrafted and uniquely designed, this Balangandan Necklace is a timeless and beautiful piece of jewelry to add to any collection. It is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.
CHARMS NOT INCLUDED
Balangandan Necklaces have a captivating history, having been traditionally worn by black and mulatto women of indentured servitude mainly in the Brazilian state of Bahia during the 19th and early 20th centuries as talismans.
They were worn suspended from a heavy chain that went around the waist, often accompanied by thick silver bracelets, a multitude of heavy silver rings and necklaces. Typically, such sets were added to as their owners could afford to buy more items.
The Balangadan Necklace illustrates the blending of African superstitions and Christian beliefs in Brazil, crafted by black silversmiths.
Sterling Silver, 18k gold vermeil and Rhodium plated, enamel
Gems: Cubic Zirconia
Dimensions: 60x60 mm
Chain Length: 55-63 cm (adjustable)
Hand-crafted in Istanbul
Gold vermeil, also referred to as "silver gilt," is a type of gold plating that utilizes sterling silver as a base. It offers superior longevity to gold-plated jewelry due to its thicker plating (~5 times greater than standard gold plating).
Moreover, it is hypoallergenic and less likely to discolor skin, as well as more resistant to tarnish than plated pieces. Generally, vermeil jewelry will remain in good condition for years. High quality and long-lasting, vermeil jewelry combines the strength and durability of sterling silver with the luxurious and beautiful look of gold.
With proper care, this jewelry will maintain its luster for many years. Gold vermeil is an excellent choice that offers superior longevity and protection against discoloration. It's a great way to get the golden look without the cost or hassle of solid gold pieces.
HOW MUCH DOES SHIPPING COST?
We provide free shipping on orders above $400
WHAT COURIER DO YOU USE ?
We ship via UPS for all international orders and DHL for UK orders. We offer free worldwide shipping with UPS Express Saver®, usually delivers in 4-6 business days.
WHERE DO YOU SHIP?
We ship to any international destination. We don't ship to P.O. boxes (either international or domestic).
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RETURNING MY DUTIES AND TAXES?
Naimah Jewelry is not responsible for returning duties and taxes. To receive a refund for your duties and taxes paid on a returned order, you will need to go through your local customs office as this fee is paid to the country of import.
HOW LONG DO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS TAKE TO ARRIVE?
In-stock orders ship within two business days and usually delivers in 4-6 days.
Out-of-stock, pre-order and custom pieces are made-to-order and ship within 10 business days.
As soon as your order ships, we'll send you an email containing tracking information so you can keep a watchful eye on it as it makes its way to you. It can take up to 48 hours for your courier to generate tracking information on their website, so don't panic if it doesn't show up right away.
WHERE DOES MY ORDER SHIP FROM?
All Naimah Jewelry items are shipped from Istanbul.