This striking bracelet is highlighted by four antique African Trade Beads. These 19th century beads were handmade in Murano, the tiny island next to Venice, Italy, and traded with Africa. So important was this glass bead-making to Venice's prosperity that the master glass blowers were treated as royalty...but were not allowed to leave the island state. The bracelet is completed with bright blue Afghani lapis.
This one-of-a-kind bracelet carries a long history and fascinating story and is a conversation starter!
We discovered this pair of antique Turkoman silver bracelets on a trip to Ladakh, in the high desert of the Indian Himalaya. Ladakh has a fabulous mixture of cultures as it is at the confluence of Islamic and Buddhist cultures. People have wandered across the Himalayas and through the deep valleys for ages. These 19th century sterling silver bracelets with carnelian were originally plated in gold, and now have a beautiful luster. They are from the Tekkie tribe of northern Afghanistan or southern Turkmenistan and made their journey to Ladakh sometime over the past century.
You will make quite a powerful statement when you wear these fabulous bracelets and will have a great story to go with them!
This stunning bracelet is handmade from brilliant blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise from Arizona, USA. The turquoise is high grade with no matrix and just beautiful color. Turquoise is thought to provide solace for the spirit and well-being for the body, benefitting overall mood and emotion by balancing and inducing a sense of serenity and peace.
This gorgeous bracelet will help you feel as good as you look!