Sterling Silver Pendant: Afghanistan, Vintage Diamond with Red Stone, JE21
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Sterling Silver Pendant: Afghanistan, Vintage Diamond with Red Stone, JE21


Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980’s. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.


Look at the bold decoration and detail on this large diamond shaped pendant! A vibrant red-orange central rounded stone is centered in the pendant, framed by a plain mount on top. Look closer and you will see a patterned background accented with a wash of gold, and oxidation on the pendant makes all of the details pop! This pendant looks great on a leather cord or silver chain.

The piece is completely hand constructed, with hand cut embellishments soldered on. It does show wear, both on the front and in back. A thin layer of gold leafing accents the middle of the pendant.

Estimated age: 20-40 years

Width: 3 3/16″ (8 cm)
Length: 2.5″ (6.25 cm)
Depth: 7/16″ (1 cm)

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Afghanistan has been at the heart of the crossroads for the Silk Road for centuries. Nomads and generations of ethnic groups have thrived on trade and beautiful handicraft skills. Textiles, embroidery and carpet weaving continue to represent a plethora of skills that extend on into metal work, wood work, and ceramics. Designs reflect both the beauty of nature and life of spirit in choice of colors and fluidity of the design.

Afghan Tribal Arts has been working with Afghan artists for more than 20 years. Handcarved semi-precious beads are the core focus of the business, but we also have a huge inventory of old and new textiles, carvings and metal work. Visit our shop here on Etsy to see our beautiful treasures!

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Visit our shop here on Etsy for more tribal jewelry and great semi-precious stones that have been hand carved into beads. Our focus is Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Afghan Tribal Arts

I have been importing from Central Asia since the 1980’s. Afghan Tribal Arts focuses on hand carved gemstones, beads, tribal jewelry, vintage textiles and nomadic carpets. We have a huge inventory of handmade crafts from around the world.

Our gallery is at 626 Broadway in Paducah, Kentucky, USA. We have a nice selection of beads and smaller items on Etsy: Visit us!

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The products you see here are examples of what we have sold in the past. Let us know what you are looking for and we will work with you.  We have lots of photos of our gallery on our Facebook page and you can look through them and contact us if you see something you want to know more about.

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