Gorgeous, if I say so myself … carnelian and silver heart shaped goldwash pendant, known as an Asyk, from the Turkman people as a centrepiece for this simple, elegant necklace of turquoise coloured gemstones. ?? This granulation technique??Asyk has a cabochon cut carnelian in the centre. These Asyks are significant in much Turkman jewelry, and were used for ceremonial occasions. It’s decorated with turquoise glass beads. On either side are recently made Turkman beads, in the old tradition of granulation and goldwash.????The pendant could be up to 80 years old. ??The clasp was made in Nepal.
As with all my creations, this is a unique, individual, one off that took me hours and hours to get just right. I collect all my components by scrabbling in souks and hessian bags and dusty shops for the most unique treasures my dealers can part with. All my pieces have little dings, dents, and signs of wear from their global journeys and age, which add to their charm. You will be the new custodian of a piece of wearable art, that has its own story. Imagine if these beads could speak.