Collection: Out of Afghanistan

Talking about beads – just mention Afghanistan and a number of words immediately come to mind; Lapis Lazuli, Jade, Tribal, Ethnic, Turkoman, Kazakh, Hand-Made and among others Jewellery.

In recent times Afghanistan has seen a huge influx of people from regions outside this land-locked desert country.

And with them came they brought a wealth of ability, knowledge, culture and traditions.

From the Ural Mountains in Kazakhstan came the nomadic Sunni Muslims (known as Kazakhs) settling in Northern Afghanistan where they introduced their hand-beaten metal tribal Beads - with semi-precious stone inlay.

The beads themselves are generally hollow and have been decorated with intricate silver wire work and circular frames with semi-precious stone inlaid – along with their familiar trademark called ‘false granulation’ – which depict triangular imprints.

Then came the Turkoman people – an ethnic group native to Central Asia - living mainly in Turkmenistan and the north-eastern regions of Afghanistan and Iran.  They introduced their unique hand-beaten white metal beads - generally adorned with intricate circular silver wire whipped filigree frames which are then filled with a semi-precious coloured stone enamel (to resemble gemstones).

While other groups took advantage of the huge deposits of Lapis Lazuli found in northern Afghanistan and created some of the world’s finest beads using this special semi-precious stone.

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  • 80pcs – 120g - 10-20mm Assorted Afghani Jade Stone Beads [SPJ-14]
    Jade, Ovals, Flasks, Afghanistan, Asia, Mutton-Fat, Hand-Carved, Axe Heads, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem, Centre-Drill,
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  • 70pcs – 49g - 8x10mm Unpolished Afghan Jade Oval Beads [SPJ-15]
    Jade, Ovals, Flasks, Afghanistan, Asia, Mutton-Fat, Hand-Carved, Axe Heads, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem, Centre-Drill,
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  • 35pcs – 56g - 10-17mm Afghani Unpolished Jade Stone Flasks [SPJ-12]
    Jade, Flasks, Afghanistan, Asia, Mutton-Fat, Hand-Carved, Axe Heads, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem, Centre-Drill,
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  • 2000pcs+ 16 Semi-Precious Strands – Lapis, Jasper, Jade, Blackstone & Coral [SPS-1]
    Lapis Lazuli, Strands, Coral, Jasper, Jade, Mediterranean, Beads, Rocailles, Spiritual, Chakra, Blue, Green, Black, Semi-Precious, Beaders, Brown, Afghanistan, Middle East, Himalayas, China, Nomad, Stone Beads, Inspiring, Imperial Gem, Ethnic, Tribal, Jewellery, Tribal Jewellery, Necklaces, Yellow, Red, Bracelets, Earrings, Collectable, Middle East,
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  • 14pcs – 10-18mm Unpolished Afghani Lapis Soccer Ball Melons [SPL-3]
    Afghanistan, Blue, Gold, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Pyrite, Flecks, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Bangle, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis, Unpolished, Melons, Disks, Statement, Head Pin, Soccer,
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  • 100pcs - 50g - 10-15mm Chunky Chinese Jade Chip Stone Beads [SPJ-19]
    Afghanistan, China, Asia, Carved, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, button, Chip Stones, Jade, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem,
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  • 40pcs - 100g – 8-25mm Faceted Chinese Jade Hexagonal Beads [SPJ-17]
    Afghanistan, China, Asia, Carved, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Imperial Gem, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style,  Beads, Faceted, Hexagonal,
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    $23.85
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  • 95pcs - 100g – 8-10mm Unpolished Afghan Lapis Lazuli Hexagonal Beads [SPL-13]
    Afghanistan, Blue, Gold, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Pyrite, Flecks, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Bangle, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis, Unpolished, Hexagonal, Disks, Statement,
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    $18.55
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  • 28pcs - 100g – 14-30mm Polished Afghan Lapis Lazuli Bicones [SPL-8]
    Afghanistan, Blue, Gold, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Worldwide Beads, Collection, Mix, Pyrite, Flecks, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet,  Bangle, Ethnic, Tribal, Bicone, Spiritual, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis,
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  • 78pcs - 6-10mm Flat Round Tabular Polished Afghan Jade Disks
    Jade, Ovals, Round, Tabular, Flasks, Afghanistan, Asia, Mutton-Fat, Hand-Carved, Axe Heads, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem, Centre-Drill,
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  • 12pcs - 108g - 20-26mm Afghani Tin Helmets Cradling Jade Melons [E-136]
    Jade, Afghanistan, China, Asia, Melons, Oval, Tin, Metal, Round, Carved, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Button, Button-Shaped, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem,
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    $35.77
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  • 05pcs – 56g - 15x43mm Hand-Beaten Ethnic Kazakh Hollow Brass and Silver Bicones [E-121]
    Kazakh Bicones, Kazakh, Afghanistan, Metal, Kazakhstan, Ural Mountains, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Bicone, Turkoman,  Jewellery-Making, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery,
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  • 4pcs – 13g - 14x28x11mm Traditional Hand-Made Kazakh Beetle-Shaped Brass and Silver Beads [E-122]
    Kazakh Beads, Kazakh, Metal, Afghanistan, Metal, Kazakhstan, Ural Mountains, Rare, Hand-Made, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Turkoman, Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Kuchi, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole,
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  • 21pcs – 40g - 14x16mm Hand-Beaten Traditional Kazakh Raised Filigree Hollow Brass and Silver Beads [E-123]
    Kazakh Beads, Kazakh, Metal, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Ural Mountains, Rare, Hand-Made, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Turkoman, Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Kuchi, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole,
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  • 10pcs – 28g - 14x16mm Hand-Beaten Ethnic Kazakh Hollow Brass and Silver Beads [E-32]
    Kazakh Beads, Kazakh, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Ural Mountains, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Turkoman,  Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Kuchi, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole,
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  • 3pcs – 18x22mm Traditional Turkoman Egg-Shaped Raised Filigree with Inlaid Enamel Strap Beads[E-110]
    Turkoman Beads, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Egg, Brass, Turkoman,  Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole, Afghan, Middle Eastern, Enamel, Inlaid, Bracelet, Anklet, Filigree, Wire, Wrapping, Jasper,
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