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Kazak, Silver Cuff

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A fairly simple silver Kazak cuff (well, simple compared to the very elaborate ones around.)
With applied stamped borders and diamonds of “false granulation”.
Set with 3 raised “cabachon” carnelians (2 teardrops and a central oval) these in turn are each highlighted or flanked by two small blue Turquoise domes.
A straight band of silver 30 mm wide (which is about 1.2 inches.)

The gap, between the 10 ornate teeth, is currently 39 mm, but is adjustable, with care.
I’d carefully adjust it to fit once (see below) then enter and exit it with out more than a slight stretch.
(Inserting the finger and thumb, stretching slightly then entering at the narowest point on the wrist.
That’s above that knob of bone, not chewing your way where all the tendons are!
Once again with out pressure, using a fluttering action, to roll the two bones through.)

Minimise any attempt to open or close, when putting onto the wrist or during removal. Turning your wrist and wrapping your other hand around the metal. Leaving the gap uncovered, and repeatedly applying slight pressure, will tighten it once on.
The applied energy escapes out the gap, rather than into the metal.
It’s most at risk during careless removal.

Repeated adjustment/pressure will cause a weak spot, (usually next to the reinforced rigidity of a stone,) which will eventually, and inevitably break.

This piece and it’s pair KC105 are contemporary, being stamped “925” and therefore made of Sterling Silver, possibly by refugee silversmiths in Northern Afghanistan.

However, please note, by purchasing these more modern pieces, we encourage silversmiths to continue using traditional styles and techniques. Techniques that may otherwise be lost or replaced by tasteless Modern styles, or even cheap looking mass produced gold.

Being Sterling, it will respond well to judicious polishing with a dry “Silver Polishing Cloth”.
It has an applied patina in the recesses and will only improve with wear and polishing.

Age: Contemporary

Size: Wrist L 66 mm x D 52 mm, with a 30 mm cuff width

Weight: 45 grams