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Pendants from Coquí el Original®
At Coquí el Original® in Old San Juan, we have a variety of Puerto Rico-inspired designs that will serve as life-long mementos. Locally-designed by Natalio Barquet, we have five beautiful collections to discover: Coquí, Sun, Leatherback Sea-Turtle, Salsa, and Map Collections.
Our Most Timeless Design – the Coquí Collection
Undoubtedly, the Coquí Collection is the most popular out of our jewelry designs from Puerto Rico. The Coquí is a small tree frog endemic to Puerto Rico found all over the island. They get their name because of the distinctive sound they make during the night “ko-kee.” Many people believe they are birds when they first visit! While you may find other tree frog species around the world, the coquí is a strong cultural symbol in Puerto Rico.
From the Coquí Collection, you can choose if you prefer a charm-style or pendant-style coquí. For the first, we offer 2 variations in both sterling silver .925 and 14k gold with diamond eyes. The first is the coquí charm that dangles. The second is called the Reversible Coquí, which is designed in a bead-style and has the matte coquí on one side and the polished coquí on the other. We offer all of these variations in the solid 14K gold as well. Notable and the most versatile is the Two-Tone Reversible Coquí Bead. The piece comes with a 14k gold coquí side with diamond eyes and on the other a sterling silver .925 coquí. It is perfect because it is like a two-in-one coquí charm.
For pendants, we have 3 sizes offered in matte finishes. The sizes from smallest to largest are: Petite, Mini, and Classic. These coquí pendants are perfect to wear on a thin chain or if you have a link charm bracelet to solder it to. Find these sizes and variations in solid 14K yellow gold with diamond eyes as well.
The Sun Collection
The Sun Collection is simply stunning. While a more universal design, it also serves to symbolize Puerto Rico’s year-round beach weather. The Sun Design, be it in silver or in gold, comes with genuine diamonds in the center in a pavé setting. In the pendant-style we have two sizes: the mini and the classic. The third variation is the charm-style you can use for a necklace up to 4mm thick or place on a Pandora bracelet.
The Leatherback Sea-Turtle Collection
The Leatherback Sea-Turtle Collection also has a range of variations and options. The leatherback, known as “el tinglar,” is distinctive because the turtle has 7 longitudinal ridges on its carapace. You may notice this beautiful detail on all our Leatherback Sea-Turtle Designs. We offer the Tinglar in 3 variations: all silver, all gold, and two-tone. In all variations, pick between a petite, classic or charm style.
The Puerto Rico Map Collection
The Puerto Rico Map Collection is shaped in the form of the island and always comes with a little diamond over the “i” of Puerto Rico. Another piece you can purchase is the island with the Puerto Rican Flag. You can find both these designs to wear as a pendant or a charm.
The Salsa Collection®
Lastly, but not least, is the unique Salsa Collection where you can find exquisite pieces of ballroom dancers. As a final note, all of our charm-styles are compatible with Pandora, Brighton, Chamilia, and Troll Beads bracelets.
Puerto Rico Charm
Our designer charms in both 14k gold and sterling silver .925 are inspired by Puerto Rico’s beauty and culture. Any of our designs can be a Puerto Rico charm. The coquí tree frog, of course, is quintessential. The Puerto Rico Map and Flag is perfect for clients who like to showcase Puerto Rico itself. The Sun Charm, while universal, is allusive to warm Caribbean weather. As an international hub of salsa dancing, the salsa dancers charm is a very unique piece to remind you of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico Frog Charm
Choose between our Puerto Rico Coquí Tree Frog Charms to either solder to a link bracelet or to slide on a cylindrical-style band. We offer the most variations of our tree frog charm with diverse sizes, finishes, and precious metals.