|The pieces in this collection are authentic vintage tribal Turkoman jewelry unless noted as costume brass jewelry.
The Afghani jewelry is kept within a family for generations, then bartered. These pieces are not perfect and they illustrate age and wear as they are held in a family for generations.
Fretwork usually decorates the borders of large jewelry pieces, usually centered with Carnelian or blue and red Agate. Due to age and wear, some stones may be missing or chipped, please view photos carefully, these are truly unique, beautiful pieces!
Turkomans are generally in the land known today as Afghanistan, though they are a nomadic people, who know no borders. The Turkmen keep part of their wealth in the form of silver jewellery, which was an important part of the dowry of women in the middle east.
They are not sterling silver, but instead silver mixed with alloys. Often jewelers, who worked in their work dwellings, called yurts, made these pieces of jewelry from silver coins.