Bellamira is a name derived from the Latin elements bella “beautiful” and mira “wondrous”, and describes the lovely simplicity of this classic Kuchi pendant necklace. It features:
- A trapezoid shaped Kuchi pendant, with red and green bezel settings
- Red and green Jade stone beads
- Tibetan silver daisy spacers
- Sterling silver chain, clasp and a SHIKHAZURI charm
- Packaged in a handmade banana leaf jewellery box lined with Maasai shuka and Kenya kanga fabric
- A Certificate of Authenticity and signed story card
SYMBOLISM & STORY
Kuchi jewellery is renowned for its vibrant energy, colour and sparkling embellishments. The elaborate jingling dangles of the pendant are believed to attract the eye and ward off evil spirits.
Pieces like this originally came from the nomadic Kuchi people that wandered throughout Central Asia and the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, along ancient routes between the seasons, moving down from the mountains in the winter and back to their homes in the summer. The jewellery of these wandering peoples incorporates design elements from many cultures including those of India, the Middle East, Central Asia and the tribal areas of the former Soviet Union.
Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It is said to promote love, courage, justice and wisdom, and is believed to be an emotional balancer. It is thought to release negative thoughts and to soothe the mind. Jade is a protective stone, believed to shield the wearer from harm and attract good luck, friendship and harmony. It is also regarded as a “dream stone” and is said to stimulate ideas and bring insightful dreams. Indeed, it encourages you to become who you really are! It is mined from numerous places around the world including China, parts of Asia, Latin America and New Zealand.
The Bellamira Necklace is the perfect accompaniment to Eastern and Western wear, including casuals and formals. Dress it as you like – you can’t go wrong with beautiful simplicity!