These handcrafted Tibetan beads are so beautiful. I have paired them with red Coral rounds, alternating with smaller rounds of gold-plated Pyrite to create this eye-catching bracelet. Sure to become your favorite go-to, wear all the time, get a lot of compliments bracelet. The ethnic beads, with its swirling strips of brass and inland with natural Coral and Turquoise are hand made by Tibetan artisans exiled in Nepal, using techniques handed down from generation to generation. A single bead hangs by the toggle, which is of etched US made, lead-free brass-plated Pewter.
Coral beads have played a significant part in jewelry throughout history. People of many cultures thought that red coral provided protection from fire and violence.
Length: 7.5 inches. Guide to sizing Bracelets: Using a measuring tape, measure snugly (not too tight) around the wrist just below the wrist bone. For adults add 3/4th to 1 inch to above measurement to determine the bracelet length. This is the length given above.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand professional quality beading wire with 14k gold-filled crimps, and crimp covers. 14K Gold-Filled (14K GF) beads are made by bonding a layer of 14K gold with high pressure and heat to base metal and then shaped as desired. Industry standard requires that the quantity of gold be at least 1/20th of the total weight and the Karat measurement must be marked.
Bead size: 8 mm Coral rounds; 9 x 11 mm brass beads.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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