Era: modern (1970-2017)
Condition: very good; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements: 3.25″ long
Additional Notes: One of the most important elements of Ukrainian folk jewelry were pendants made of coins called dukach / dukaty. They were worn throughout the country and varied by region, but appeared with the most frequency in central Ukraine. This example is a high-quality modern reproduction made by a contemporary Ukrainian artisan based on 19th century styles. Made of silver color metal (content unknown) with a red gem (likely glass) at the center and a suspended one-sided medallion. The loop on the back would be used to hang the pendant from a ribbon around the neck – not directly on a necklace. The reference photo above shows an example of a similar dukach from a book.