Apatite & turquoise gemstone cluster bracelet
Azure Blues in this apatite and turquoise bracelet.
This bracelet forms part of the T's Twisted Collection.
It is a beautiful bracelet made using the ancient Japanese technique of kumihimo. The word kumihimo translated means the gathering together of cords and has been dated back to the Nara period in Japan around 640AD.
This bracelet has been made with rough apatite and turquoise gemstone nuggets on s-lon nylon thread with a rose gold plated s-hook clasp.
Bracelet length: approx 7 inches with 2 inch extender
A little bit of history, myth and legend!
Kumihimo is a Japanese braiding technique. Early examples of the use of braiding can be found as far back as the Jomon period (8000-300 BC) but did not become more common place until the Nara period of Japan's history (AD 645-784) where it was a simple form of single loop braiding. Since these times kumihimo has become an integral part to Japanese culture and has been used in a functional and decorative way to lace up a Samuri and his horses armour. In Japan today kumihimo braids are used to tie haori, jackets, and are used for tying on obi a kimono sash.
If you are interested in anything in the Toria's Trinkets collection but would like something made personally for you please contact me and i would be happy to sit and talk to you about your thoughts and how i can create a unique bespoke piece for you to treasure. I have a wide variety of gemstones that i use to create my pieces and if i don't have exactly what you are looking for in my stash i will be able to obtain it in order to create your piece of jewellery.
Your piece will come in either an organza bag or boxed.
All items from my collections are created with love, care and attention to detail and i hope that when you receive your item you love it as much as i do. I use 100% genuine gemstones and high quality materials. I love what i do and hope you do too.
love and light x