“Flora” antique, flower embossed, silver beads combined with AAA precious gems. These beauties originate from nomadic, tribal women, appx. 60-80 years ago. Fair trade & refugee sourced. Choose from gems of Emeralds, Garnets, Aquamarine, Tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Blue Kyanite & Smokey Quartz mounted on Sterling Silver, tension back ear-wires and components. Charms measures app. 1.5" from ear wire.
bohemian meets tribal warrior appeal
This design beams with:
• Flower embossed, hand-forged silver beads; these rare and beautiful antiquities are app. 60-80 years old, probably Kuchi Tribe mountain nomads from the East. The metal used is typically called German Silver (a mixture of metal alloys), however these appear to be Sterling.
Jewelry was part of the Turkmen tribe women's dowry. These antiquities worn by nomadic women living in the mountains, possibly Bedouin people. Embellished jewelry was worn to define the prominence of these tribal women and or family.
The charms are carefully chosen and repurposed used for their antiquity and craftsmanship of their makers. Please note minor flaws or imperfections may appear within these handcrafted beads or inclusions within the natural, raw gems. It's one aspect of their inherent beauty.
Every design is accompanied by a list. The list encompasses history, as well as scientific details, and the meta-physical healing qualities inherent to the metals, gems & beads on your piece.
All accessory and jewelry items are shipped securely inside BINC bodyBAUBLES signature, keepsake storage satchel. The petite bag is made of inimitable, repurposed materials. The packaging doubles as thoughtful and unique gift-wrapping!
Inspiration for this and much of my work is generated from an ethnological appreciation of different cultures. My design esthetic is influenced by primitive tribal jewelry and artifacts' as tiles, pottery, textiles, garments, and the colors and hues within all of them. I relish the ornate details within ancient weaponry and armor and am fortified by history of all genres. I find foods and herbs from different lifestyles throughout the world endlessly stimulating. I'm encouraged everyday by family, music, architecture, nature, and the ecosystems within.
One of my favorite things to do is to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the NYC with my amazing seven-year-old son. He now has a love and fondness for the museum experience that is growing close to his mommy's.
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