Gau are amulet boxes made of precious metals, turquoise, coral, or other jewels. Traditionally, Tibetans wear them around their neck, and inside the wearer places amulets that can help heal or prevent disease and serve as a protection talisman. Included are papers ‘prescribed’, made and blessed by a Lama to address specific life issues, such as health, happiness, prosperity, protection and attraction; also mantras, pictures, small Buddha statues and Tibetan medicine pills can be put in these special lockets.
This multi-cultural necklace has a center focal quatrefoil gau amulet box of intricately coiled and shaped wire and cabochon set turquoise and coral. Gold plated, gem encrusted and hung with an eclectic mix of fine beads: faceted natural turquoise teardrops, coral snake glass, red pearls, Ghana gilded textured tubes, Tibetan gemstone studded brass balls. This old gau is approximated to be 30 years old and is in very good condition. 3” wide and it opens to hold a prayer.
A juxtaposition of modern and vintage, old and new: a beautiful carved Quan Yin pendant set in brass, with sparkling mid-century modern lucite beads, golden pearls and ribbed resin rounds. Finished with brass spacers and a brass hook clasp, the necklace measures 26″ in length.
A most unusual neckpiece from woven leather beads crafted in Mali. Hammered and flattened kid leather strips are woven tightly over a wire cage base, making the large statement beads a true conversation piece.
Necklace 1 also features a centerpiece silver vintage bead from Balochistan, incised with geometric patterns. The spacer beads between the leather are all sterling silver. With a sterling hook clasp and coil pattern bead caps, this necklace measures 27″ long. We love the color palette of teal, mustard, red and sage green.
Necklace 2 is 26″ in length and has slightly larger woven leather beads. The chain and spacers are brass and the leather is in fall shades of mustard and soft red.
It’s definitely a power piece: 37″ in length, not including the pendant, this tribal silver Turkmen necklace is a head-turning beauty. Many ethnicities and shapes are represented here: Javanese ceramic eye beads, floral stripe ellipsoids; resin cylinders and rounds; Czech faceted glass, and gemstone studded silver beads from China. We love the intricate filigree of the pendant and the deep red carnelian-colored glass. Made for the powerful tribal priestess in you!
Like a vertical chandelier, this column of gemstones are set in 18K gold-plated sterling silver. The sparkling stones hang from a brass earwire, and are finished with a brass bell dangle. The aquamarine promotes self-expression; citrine attracts wealth, prosperity and success; prasiolite aligns body, mind and spirit; and iolite supports intuition and psychic abilities. A very harmonious and complementary group! 3″ long.
Made by Turkish artisans, this amber ring, also called copal, is a synthetic amber set in brass with bronze and white brass decorations. Adjustable, lightweight for its impressive size, and sure to make a statement at your next soirée!
Tribal jewelry always makes an impressive statement. Bird of Peace dangle earrings studded with coral, onyx and marquis-shaped coral drops are playful yet reminiscent of ancient treasures from a maharani’s jewelry chest.
Phulkari means ‘flower craft’. Phulkari, the rural embroidery tradition of Punjab is a vibrant and striking embroidered shawl. Traditionally, Phulkari was made of a thick cotton fabric known as khaddar. Four colors of khaddar were generally used, and each color had its own significance– white used by older women or widows, red used by young girls and brides-to-be, blue and black were kept for daily use. The khaddar fabric was covered in striking floral or geometric patterns of embroidery.
Our rayon phulkari shawl in deep navy has 3 rows of silver tag sequins, resembling mirror work. The red and turquoise flowers and light taupe starbursts make this one-of-a-kind piece very special. The shawl measures 37″ x 99″. We’ve paired it with this fantastically imposing necklace of resin and turquoise – a skull to be remembered! There’s even a small skull dangling at the end of the 28″ oxidized metal chain. The pendant is a full 6″ including the bail. Click the “you may like” photo below to purchase the necklace.
Dazzling golden coin and red coral cuffs fit for an empress! Handsome 24 kt gold plated hammered bronze, lightweight power cuffs with replica Roman coins surround a gorgeous grid of rich red coral. These cuffs of plenty will attract all the abundance one could dream of and more. Fits medium to large wrists, slightly pliable.
Beautiful blue lapis lazuli has been revered throughout the centuries and was appropriatley named by the ancients as “heaven stone” or “sky stone”. Lapis Lazuli’s powerfully intense blue color is said to open minds and give enlightenment. It is used to encourage self – awareness, self – confidence, self – knowledge, peace and harmony. Additionally, it is said to place the wearer in a good mood throughout the day. A true feel and look good necklace!
The regal, earthly mix of 24 kt gold plated vintage Arabic replica coins have a coral stone at the crown which separates each 24 kt gold plated lotus leaf dripping with 6-sided faceted pendulums of pure lapis lazuli power gems. All strung on a beautiful strand of dirty pearls, adding to the regal and royal feel of this necklace. This piece is 19.5″ long, with six 1.5″ lapis dangles and five 1.5″ gold coins.
Mirror work can be traced back to 13th century Persia, and made its way to India during the Mughal era. The use of mirrors and the craft of mirror work originate from traditional Islamic beliefs—the mirrors help to trap or blind the evil eye, reflecting bad luck and evil spirits away from the wearer. You will enjoy plenty of protection when you wear this carnelian, pearl and gilded rudraksha bead necklace. The centerpiece is a truly eye-catching geo-floral pendant with mirrors and crystals. Three carnelian and brass dangles complement and complete the artistry. This piece is 23.5″ long, with a 2.5″ pendant and 1.75″ carnelian dangles.
A triple threat of protection from these hamsa pendants made of 925 sterling silver, etched in tribal patterns. The center hamsa is set with a red stone cabochon, possibly carnelian or red jasper. Evil eye glass beads, textured silver spacer beads, and smoky quartz cylinders make up the necklace strand; beautiful faceted rust resin oval and round beads, and rust resin dangles keep everything light and easy to wear. There are small patris goddess pendants for more protective energy! An impactful piece that is 27″ in length, which includes the hook clasp.