Sharufa is a Swahili and Somali name that means “distinguished” and “outstanding”. This Sharufa Necklace features various eye-catching elements, which includes two exquisite Kazakh beads. These are handcrafted by Turkmen tribal jewellery artisans. They are skilfully made using the traditional Kazakh repeating-triangle motif and granulated silver shapes that are appliquéd onto the surface. Real gold wash adds opulence.
Three dinosaur bone beads separate two half moon brass pendants sourced from Mali. The beads are responsibly sourced and can be traced back to dinosaurs that roamed the earth during the late Jurassic Age, around 150 million years ago. Over millions of years the natural bone material turns into chalcedony, quartz, agate, or “gembone” through the process of demineralisation.
In terms of its metaphysical properties, dinosaur gembone is said to increase energy and improve memory. It is also believed to calm anxiety and help with communication and understanding.
Finally, fossilised coral beads are strung on either side of the Kazakh bicone beads. When coral becomes a fossil, it is also agatized into stone. The sensational decorative patterns in each stone make these fossils distinctively beautiful. From ancient times it has been revered to bring good luck and is believed to ward off evil spirits.
Tibetan silver and brass spacers separate each component, adding to the alluring charm of this phenomenal Sharufa Necklace. It is finished with a gold filled chain, clasp and SHIKHAZURI charm.