Jewellery

Bague en argent et turquoise

Context


More than a fashion trend, the Tibetan jewellery is a cultural phenomenon in Tibet and Nepal, and globally in all Asian countries whose culture is primarily focused on spirituality. Tibetan and Nepali women attach great importance to their appearance, thus adorning themselves with jewellery adorned with natural stones or strong spiritual symbols (often both).

Tibetan artists and artisans who make these beautiful Buddhist jewels have a predilection for turquoise (stone found in large quantities in Tibet), lapis lazuli and coral. Many Tibetan jewellery are made with these stones.

Inspired by Tibetan and Buddhist symbols, our Tibetan jewellery (bracelets, necklaces, pendants, rings) are made in Nepal, by local artisans.


Warning


You will probably see on the internet many sites that offer Tibetan "silver" jewellery, but what are we talking about here?

Silver is considered a precious metal in Belgium. Silver is listed on the stock exchange and occurs in its final phase of transformation into ingots, such as gold, and is then melted and shaped so that it can be used in jewellery.

The notion of Tibetan silver must be nuanced: it is not Silver in the sense of "European law", but a metal alloy including silver...

So be careful not to overpay a simple metal jewel named "Tibetan silver" at the price of silver 925°/°°, which is 10/100 times more expensive than bare metal. The denomination of the word "silver" concerns only jewels made with a minimum of 925 thousandths of silver, that is to say 92.5% of pure silver, the rest is metal. Below 925 °/°°, no one can talk about silver but alloy.