Banded Cuff Bracelet like this are classic Turkmen, traditionally worn by women at celebrations, usually in pairs with one on each arm. The Turkmen call these bracelets Qasli Bilezik, and each band is called a qoshmah. The number of bands, or qoshmah, that a woman has on her bizelik is an individual preference or family tradition.
Interesting fact:The more bands on a woman's arms,the richer her father/husband!!!
A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.
Cuff is made of mixed base metals of purity and may contain nickel. Cuff features a very pretty lapis stone in rich blue color. Cuff can be adjusted slightly by opening carefully. Squeeze gently to fit. Light to medium weight.
SIZE: Dimensions are approximate. Cuff measures 3 1/2" wide in the center tapering to 1 1/4" at the ends. Inside circumference 8" (6" plus 2" gap opening) before adjusting.