Stunning tribal amulet on an adjustable beaded garnet necklace.
The necklace measures 20 inches around and can be adjusted to 16 inches. The amulet is two inches long. Silver and garnet tribal necklace.
This pendant was made by the nomadic Kuchi people in Afghanistan. The material is "gillet" metal, which is about three-fourths brass, mixed with copper, silver, iron, or all three. The surface is buffed with a thick silver plating that is very durable. The glass stones were set with beeswax originally, but some may have been replaced at some point over the years using jeweler's glue.