Antique Cuff Bracelet with Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli gemstone is native to Afghanistan as is this antique silver metal cuff created by the Kuchi tribe. The word "lapis" is the Latin word for stone, and the Arabian word "lazuli" denotes the blue color. Historically, Lapis Lazuli gemstone has been considered a holy stone with mystical powers. It is also thought to bring peace of mind, equanimity and dispel evil thoughts.
- Size: The vintage cuff is approximately 7 inches round and may be squeezed lightly to tighten the fit.
- Dimensions: The cuff is 2 1/2 inches wide front and center and tapers to 2 inches.
- Kuchi Tribal Jewelry: The bracelet 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.