Sizes are fixed at either 18 inches (fits most women and many men) or 24 inches (fits almost anyone). This is a completely handmade product. Unlike machine turned beads, sizes and the unpolished finish will vary.
.925 sterling silver clasp with an oxidized | antique finish | lobster claw
*Black Spinel *Tourmaline *Peridot *Labradorite *Amethyst *Iolite *Garnet *Citrine
ndian jewelry uses very traditional, old-school hand skills passed down from family-to-family. These generationally learned, heritage skills are exacting, intense, daredevil work. Irreplaceable.
Craftspeople start by saw-cutting the gemstones into small cubes. The next step is to turn the cut cubes into round beads by hand sanding the edges on a grinding wheel. Next, the beads go into a vibrating machine that knocks off small edges for a more uniform finish. Next, the beads are individually drilled, then strung on a stainless wire for on-the-go lifestyles. Finished with a blackened sterling clasp.
Hand ground in Jaipur, India-the world capital of gemstone cutting.
Care for your love beads the way you would care for any fine jewelry. Your body's oils may absorb into the unpolished finish to make it slightly more reflective. If you want to restore some of the original finish, wash the beads with gentle jewelry cleaner or soap.
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