This beauty is inlaid with three turquoise blue composite stones. This is a vintage Kuchi tribal bracelet from Afghanistan. The bracelet is trimmed with detailed metal accents and dots. It is done out of mixed metal in silver and brass colors. It is nice and wide in the front but tapers to the back so that it is more comfortable to wear. Pretty piece!
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
Size: 1.63" wide at front, Inside of bracelet 5 3/4" plus a 1 3/4" opening. Slightly adjustable
Weight: 33.6 grams
Please examine enlarged photos for details. Much more beautiful in real life.
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.