Home / Vintage Asian Jewelry / Silver 5-stand chain belt and buckle, Kerala, South India. 30 inches.
This belt, which can be worn as a necklace, is composed of 5 strands of high silver hand made Belcher type chain, connected by silver bars at 2-7/8 intervals. The clasp is two trapezoid-shaped plaques with filigree wire and applied heart shaped and other motifs. The clasp pieces connect with a hook. The silver tests for sterling. Total weight is 134.3 grams. This belt measures 30 inches. It wears wonderfully as a necklace with the clasp at the neck at the side or at the bottom. It was purchased in the 1980's and is from a collector's estate. Made in Kerala, South India. Age unknown.