4x2mm Lapis-style Afghani stone rice beads and 3.25mm Lapis Lazuli rounds alternate with dark brown graduated 10mm, 12mm, and 15mm Magkuno wood rounds in this 41in/104cm necklace. A 20mm Lapis-inlaid Afghan tribal silver bead serves as focal. A silver toggle clasp provides closure.
The 3.25mm rounds are genuine Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan. The rice-shaped beads are from the mountains of Afghanistan. They are made from recycled, reconstituted stone meant to resemble traditional Lapis Lazuli. The 20mm focal is hand made in Afghanistan. Magkuno is a tropical hardwood from the Philippines that is also known as ironwood, the hardest wood in the world.
Stimminess: The lapis-inlaid silver bead offers the smoothness of polished lapis and the roughness of braids rendered in metal. It’s fun to spin and rub. The graduated Magkuno beads provide a stimulating rhythm when pulled through gripped hands.