Portofino Coast Necklace

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Portofino Coast Necklace
Portofino Coast Necklace

Kuchi necklace, handmade by an ancient tribe in Afghanistan.

The Kuchi people are Pakhtuns, which is the dominant tribe in
Afghanistan. While they are largely settled now, historically they
were a nomadic tribe that traveled the ancient trade routes between
Afghanistan and Pakistan. They were the wanderers, the explorers,
a romantic tribe of nomads who revered the vibrant and intricate
art their jewelry displayed. This craft of jewels is a celebration of
life, of beauty, of style, of electric, colorful boldness!

The Kuchi often add coins, bells, and colorful cut glass to their
adornments—bringing a richer life and experience to the jewelry.
Many believe that these jewels not only amplify ones radiance and
beauty, but that they also ward off evil spirits.

Kuchi jewelry has a great and rich cultural history—with the
designs having remained mainly unchanged over the last
3000 years.

Lapis Lazuli is commonly used and is a deep blue stone known
said to inspire creativity and confidence.

Reds, greens and turquoise pieces are commonly a colored Howlite.
Howlite is said to be a calming stone and is ideal to wear when
encountering stressful energy.

Portofino Coast Necklace
Portofino Coast Necklace

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