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Very nice handmade Afghan Tribal Necklace. Mauve/rose color stones. Hand made.

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  • Materials: silver gilt metal, jade
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A stylish 17" necklace of pale mauve/pinky coloured stones from Afganistan. Most unusual style, hand set stones in a handmade setting. These are possibly glass - but a good replica of rose quartz - I can see veins and cloudiness.

This jewellery is tribal jewellery and made by hand. Some of the stones are a little rough, but this adds to the ethnic look. But there are no rough edges on the setting at all.

The setting is not silver but it is a lookalike - very nice. They call it gypsy, German or gilt silver. The traditional form of making jewelry pieces was by melting down coins so while I know it has some silver content I have no idea how much. The small brown beads inter spaced are rosewood.

The necklace was hand made by Kuchi Pashtuns a nomadic peoples in what is now Afghanistan. It's probably from the Logar region.

All of these pieces are unique and a chunk of history of a people whose lives have been threatened from every angle.