Afghan Prayer Tube Pendant Necklace


Gorgeous, wine-toned garnet beads combined with green turquoise gems make for a unique color combination and stunning mid-length necklace. The genuine turquoise stones are hand strung in an asymmetrical pattern to add interest. Even more intriguing is the Afghan prayer tube pendant. Also called "tumars," this vintage Kuchi tribal piece was often used by the wearer to insert wishes, prayers and secrets to repel evil forces and bring good fortune. Though the prayer tube cannot be opened, who is to say that there is not good mojo within?!


  • One of a kind, statement necklace composed of 6mm genuine green turquoise chip beads and 6mm round garnet gemstone and handmade African silver metal accent beads.
  • Antique tribal prayer tube pendant measures 2 inches long from the bail and 3 inches wide. The necklace is approximately 20 inches and has a lobster clasp.
  • Turquoise Gemstone Properties: Turquoise is associated with connections to the spiritual world, psychic sensitivity, and protection from harm and negative energy. The turquoise gemstone is also the symbol of friendship and is the month of December's birthstone.
  • Garnet Gemstone Meanings: Garnet gemstones are thought to aid in the healing of broken hearts. Garnets reduce sadness and improve the your mood.
  • Kuchi Tribal Jewelry: The Kuchi people of Afghanistan and Pakistan are a nomadic tribe known for creating vibrant jewelry, beadwork and clothing. The Afghan Kuchi tribe coin pendant is not gold or sterling silver, though it has a similar look with some patina. Kuchi jewelry is generally made with a brass base known as “gillet” metal. The base is about 75% – 80% brass with either copper, silver, iron or all of these metals mixed in. Then a thick silver plating is buffed on the surface and can last for years.