Old Kuchi ring with a three tall jewels.
Size: 6 US
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Metal Color: Silvery to slightly brassy
Ring Face: Sits up from the band by about 1/2 inch
Three jewels - red, green, blue
Tall ring has three jewels set in an inch-wide ring face that sits 1/2 inch above the band. US size 6. Mixed metals are silvery to slightly brassy. Two jewels appear to be older glass jewels, one is a flat newer plastic jewel.
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.