Tigers eye twisted gemstone cluster bracelet
This simple and elegant tigers eye cluster bracelet forms part of the T's Twisted Collection. The chatoyancy of the tigers eye brings in those warm autumn tones that we will be beginning to see on the leaves all too soon. The bracelet has been made using the ancient Japanese braiding technique called Kumihimo with tigers eye nuggets, s-lon cord and a gold plated copper clasp . Examples of kumihimo have been found dating back to 9000 years ago.
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.
Tigers eye is a chatoyant gemstone which is member of the quartz family. What is 'chatoyancy' i hear you ask, well in a nut shell it means that it is an optical effect that raised from fibrous inclusions within the gemstone which reflect the light out of the stone at different angles.
Tigers eye has traditionally been carried as amulet against curses or ill-wishing and is thought to give you courage and self confidence. It is thought to ground you to the earth through the root chakra, aiding you to be calmer and more centered.
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 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