And now for something a little different.
A charming collection of three handmade Nepali-Tibetan bicone-shaped vintage turquoise beads - containing a traditional end capping of hammered silver with a decorative embossed cap end (a metalworking technique known as repousse/ repoussage) motifs, to finish it off.
Beautiful – we’ve been known to call them our bicone soldiers.
The threesome waiting for a new home and itching to be incorporated into a piece of stylish jewellery.
And if that’s the case, your necklace, earrings, bracelet, anklet or any other statement jewellery - is only limited by your imagination.
Revered as a protective stone shield used by warriors and soldiers going into battle for centuries, this collection of three turquoise beads is said to come from the mountainous region of the Himalayas.
Turquoise is found in many countries throughout the world, but some of the finest turquoise comes from dry and arid regions in the United States, Mexico, Turkey, Iran, the Himalayas, Chile and China.
The stone is easily distinguished by its unique green and blue hues and is believed to attract good fortune and its ability to guide one to a state of calm and tranquillity.
The world is your oyster, as they say, and the same can be said for the opportunities to create statement jewellery with these beautiful beads.
Please also note some of the accompanying images may have been enlarged to show detail, while colours of the stones may vary slightly due to lighting variants.