Charms and Pendants from Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Coquí el Original® is a small, family-owned jewelry shop located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. If you’re looking for beautifully-crafted, locally-designed jewelry inspired by Puerto Rico’s nature and culture, browse through the high-end collections we offer. Showcased on this page are the solid sterling silver .925 pendants and charms. Whether you are looking for a pendant to wear on a necklace or a charm to add to your bracelet, we have a variety of gorgeous pieces you can add to your accessories.
The Coquí Charms Collection
The coquí tree frog is a cultural symbol for Puerto Ricans because it is an endemic species to the island. The coquí has a lovely melody that it sings throughout the night “ko-kee,” hence its name. It is such a significant symbol that we have a saying: “De aquí como el coquí!” (We are from here like the coquí, although in Spanish it sounds great because it rhymes). Therefore, a unique and timeless piece you can purchase to always remember Puerto Rico is our designer coquí frog.
The Tinglar (Leatherback Turtle) Charm Collection
As another nature-inspired collection, we offer the Leatherback Sea-Turtle design. While the leatherback (known in Spanish as el tinglar) is not endemic as the coquí is, in Puerto Rico we love turtles! Specifically for the leatherback turtle, we host an annual festival in the Northeastern municipality of Luquillo (El Festival del Tingalr) where you can see conservation efforts and go on tours to learn more about their nesting activities. We offer our turtle silver leatherback pendants in 2 sizes: Petite and Classic. You can see the design’s gorgeous detailing that showcases its 7 longitudinal ridges, which is one of the characteristics that makes the leatherback sea-turtle distinctive from other turtle species.
The Sun Charm Collection
The Sun Collection is simply stunning. The sun design is a very popular piece because it features genuine diamonds in the suns’ centers and is an overall universal jewelry accessory to own. While the sun is meant to represent Puerto Rico’s warm, Caribbean weather, it can be a great gift for anyone who loves fun under the sun! As with most of our pendants and charms, choose between a mini or classic size. We also offer a Pandora-compatible Sun Charm.
The Map/Flag Charm Collection
If you’re a proud Boricua (a synonym for Puerto Rican) or have a deep connection to the island and want to show it off, the Puerto Rico Map/Flag Collection is for you. Shaped in the form of the island, the map features a diamond over the “i” of “Puerto Rico.” The Flag, while also crafted from sterling silver .925, also has red, white, and blue enamel and a diamond on the flag’s star. We offer these designs as a charm for bracelets and thick necklaces as well.
As you might know, one of the international hubs of salsa music and dancing is Puerto Rico. The fifth collection, the Salsa Dancers, is an homage to this beautiful ballroom dance. Designed is a lovely pair in the midst of dancing. This is both a culturally-unique, yet universal jewelry piece since salsa dancing has become popular in many parts of the world! Gift your loved one or treat yourself to a silver .925 Salsa Dancers Pendant or Charm.