Turquoise Bracelet

£80.00

Bright, marbled Tibetan Turquoise framed by sparkly faceted Iolite stones, set on a decorative Indian inspired face. Reminiscent of Onion Dome temple roofs of the Mughal empire, the silver work also contains open lotus flowers at each tip.

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Iolite

Iolite, or water sapphire, is known for its pleochromism, meaning that the same stone viewed from different angles can change colour. This Iolite is a deep hue of blue verging on violet. Iolite is also valued for clarity and intuition and is known as the Viking’s Compass for its polarizing properties valued in solar navigation and supposedly used by Leif Eriksson to cross the Atlantic.

Tibetan Turquoise

Tibetan Turquoise varies from deep blue to green. Turquoise has been mined in Tibet and much prized by the peoples of the Himalayas for millennia. It was used as a family’s store of wealth in the form of a woman’s jewellery and was also used as a talisman, worn next to the skin, for protection against illness and evil spirits. Turquoise was given to a baby at birth to keep with them through their life and was considered the ‘sky stone’ fallen to earth, a gift from the gods. Turquoise is the traditional birthstone of December.

Description

Bright, marbled Tibetan Turquoise flanked by sparkly faceted Iolite stones, set on a decorative Indian inspired face. Reminiscent of the Onion Dome temple roofs of the Mughal empire, the silver work also contains open lotus flowers at each tip. The chain links of this bracelet have all been handmade in a secretive process known only to a few silversmiths in Lalitpur, Nepal’s ‘city of arts’. The total length is 200mm.

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