Lovely earrings from the nomadic Kuchi people of Pakistan and India.
They are large but very lightweight.
Great addition to a belly dance costume.
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Absolutely gorgeous flashy labradorite hung on a long chunky sterling silver chain.
The necklace measures about 30" long but the chain length can be adjusted.
Highly mystical, Labradorite heightens intuition and enhances psychic abilities, making it great for working with the Third Eye Chakra. Intuition and intellect are balanced by Labradorite, illusions are dispelled and true intentions are seen more easily with its use.
Labradorite is also very protective against negative energies, balancing, strengthening and protecting the aura and sealing the aura from energy leaks.
Labradorite is a stone of transformation and change. Labradorite enhances strength of will and feelings of inner worth. It is useful for bringing up and healing old memories, including past life issues. Labradorite can also help prepare the body and soul for ascension.
Labradorite can aid in communicating with our highest self and with the creator. It helps to assists when facing and navigating all types of changes and challenges, attracting strength and perseverance.
Labradorite is one of the best stones to use when dealing with any type of addiction or to break unhealthy (physical, mental, etc.) habits.
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These are exquisite romantic beauties are made by Uzbek Bukhara artisans of Central Asia.
They are made of sterling silver, turquoise and coral colored glass. About 3 inches long and 34 g.
There is a rich Bukhara tradition of jewelry. For people throughout Central Asia, jewelry has held tremendous symbolic and spiritual value across centuries. Such jewelry served a variety of functions for those who wore it-anything from signaling power to expressing spiritual belief to marking major life events. Traditional adornments were prized primarily for their spiritual value and played a major role in rites of passage such as weddings, where brides donned heavy sets weighing upwards of 30 pounds to ensure future health and fertility and to protect against evil spirits. For women, jewelry signified marital status, social status, and ethnic and tribal identity at every stage of life. From a young age, girls wore small bracelets and earrings, scaling up to greater quantities of more elaborate jewelry as they emerged into adolescence and young motherhood. Around the age of 30, they would reverse this process, wearing fewer and more modest adornments as they entered their 40s and beyond, passing their more ornate pieces to their daughters, and so on. Silver, most closely associated with the moon and femininity among the region's ethnic tribes, was traditionally prized for its cleansing and powers and thought to maintain purity of the hands The region's tribal communities long believed that any opening in the human body could serve as a pathway in for evil spirits-and so they historically have protected the ears and nostrils with ornamental rings. Earrings were always created and worn in pairs, the right representing the male and the left the female. Popular belief held that if a woman were to lose one of her earrings, she ran the risk of losing her husband-and jewelers were cautioned to never recreate a single earring to replace one that had been lost, or he would be in danger of losing his own wife.
-from Arts Institute of Chicago
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This necklace, with it gorgeous subtle hues and enchanting forms, is strung of old and vintage excavated and found beads from Central Asia. The seeds were purchased in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 19. long. With a cowry clasp.