Old Kuchi ring with a pretty blue jewel.
Size: 9 US
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Metal Color: Very dark, patina
Ring Face Measurement: About 1.25 inches across
Large ornate ring face has a blue jewel in the center, openwork and applied diamond-shaped plaques. US size . Metal color is very dark with patina over most of the surface. Dark and full of character!
The story of Kuchi jewelry, like all tribal jewelry, is rich with influences from many cultures. These beautiful pieces with colorful glass jewels and jingling bells originally came from the nomadic Pashtoon tribes that wandered 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 word Kuchi itself is derived from a Persian word meaning migration, in relation to nomads or gypsies, and does not describe a particular group or people, but rather a state of being.