This beauty is inlaid with a turquoise composite stone in the center. This is a vintage Kuchi tribal bracelet from Afghanistan. The center stone is trimmed with detailed metal accents and silver dots. Coordinating heart shaped metal accents both sides. This kuchi piece is made with mixed metals of silver coloring. It is nice and wide in the front but tapers to the back so that it is more comfortable to wear. A pattern of twisted wire and dots accents the edges and center of the piece. Lots of ornate detailed pattern on this one! Let your bohemian style fly free with this beauty!
Please keep in mind that most Kuchi and Turkoman / Turkmen / Turkomen items are old and used items with a distinct aged patina. They are a nomadic Afghan people who have created amazing jewelry for centuries. Their colorful jewelry combines new, old, metal, beads, coins, stones and fabric. Many pieces are worn due to being used from every day wear, tribal celebrations, belly dance and wedding uses. They are made with a coin-base metal alloy.
Condition: Good vintage condition, vintage patina
Measurements: 5 3/4" inside plus a 1 3/4" opening, can be carefully adjusted
Width: 1.55" or 39.52 mm
Weight: 25.2 grams
Please examine enlarged photos for details. Much more beautiful in real life.
I do not polish my vintage jewelry and silver as some people like the aged patina. I am not an expert on vintage jewelry, but I do buy and sell what I love! Since these items are vintage, they may have a wonderful aged patina and are not meant or expected to look brand new. I treasure their imperfections as part of their charm and history.