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!
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.
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.
A crown of pearls christen our beautiful Luna Medallion pendant made of white brass, solid but ultra light and easy to wear. Tribal scrolls and dots surround a full moon pearl in the center. Black and white textured, upcycled, vintage cord necklace is fully adjustable. The tassels have cream tulip embroidery petals for dramatic appeal. You can wear the tassels free flowing, adding a fabulous multi-strand look. A WOW piece! Pendant measures 3″ x 3″, and adjustable cord 40″- 10″, tassels 3″.
It’s easy to imagine Frida Kahlo in jewelry like this. The earrings are 925 sterling silver, with a center bird curved into a paisley shape. Surrounded by petals of pointed silver, they dangle from a flower shaped post with granules of silver dots.
On the necklace are amazing Nigerian coin silver saucer-shaped beads that are hollow and very light. Crystal, jet, African banded wood and Tibetan beads make up the rest of this multi-cultural statement necklace. The focal point is a silver-plated large banded bead that quite possibly could be a napkin ring!
They’re the perfect thing for fall: hand-woven pure linen shawls with hand-block prints, earth tones and a soft, drapey feel. Choose from 5 unique patterns. Each one has a 2″ wide silver metallic border. They measure 102″ long (which includes fringes) and 35″ wide.
Andrea is modeling the Butterfly Caftan, a flowing garment in abstract “scratch” plaid poly blend fabric. In midnight blue with lime and tomato red plaid lines, it has a deep V plunging neckline, big butterfly sleeves (48″ around); side slits and pockets too. We have 3 of these in stock: XS, S and M.
With it is a show-stopper of a collar necklace! Four brass snakes with turquoise eyes are entwined together and held by a geometric brass chain. Pearl and Nepalese green crystal drops dangle across the width, with a stunning starflower crystal-studded pendant at the center. It measures 21″ around from the end of the hook clasp to the eye closure.
On our list of beautiful things is this labradorite pendant necklace, with faceted briolettes of flashing blue and moss green labradorite, sterling silver spacer beads and textured silver chain. A stone of transformation, Labradorite is very helpful through change, providing strength and perseverance. It balances and protects one’s personal aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition and promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. The pendant is a large teardrop shaped “milagro heart” of fiery, exquisite “A” grade labradorite, set in etched sterling silver. Measuring 28.5″ at the full extension of the lobster claw clasp and chain; the pendant is 3.5″ long, 2 ” wide.