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Lapis Necklace with Silver Afghani

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Title Afghani Necklace with Lapis Lazuli Beads and Silver Metal Pendant Afghanistan
Materials Silver (unknown metal content), Lapis Lazuli, Glass, mock coral
Made In Afghanistan
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Fair to good
Damage/Repair Pitting, dents, chips, and general wear
People Afghani
Necklace Length 19 inches
Pendant Size 2.75 inches. See picture with penny for size comparison.

Picture is an example. Yours will be very similar.

Additional information: These are made by Afghani refugees living in Pakistan, who fled to avoid the Taliban. Lapis lazuli, the deep blue stone with golden flecks, has been prized since Neolithic times. It is mined in the Badakshan district of Afghanistan, where the finest lapis is found. All of the lapis comes from one mine, which is estimated to run out in about 25 years. To learn more, see BEADS by Coles and Budwig.