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Boho Pink Bracelet, Greek Komboloi Beads

$46.00 $32.00

A chunky, boho luxe bracelet in pink & gold/brass, Greek & African material, natural gemstone.

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This boho pink bracelet is full of unusual components…vintage porcelain “worry”, or komboloi beads that trace back to Greece’s Olympic airlines, repurposed from the ’70’s…African made cast brass rings…faceted “diamond cut” rhodonite beads & pink opal roundels…all set off with antiqued brass caps & spacers. The bracelet closes with a handmade, stamped brass spiral hook & eye clasp.

This bracelet measures 7.75″ (19.68 cm) in total length, including the clasp. The last photo shows it modeled on a 6″ wrist.

A brief history of Greek komboloi beads…

The komboloi may be one of the most typical symbols of the Greek easy-going mentality that has been widely established both in Greece and Cyprus since the middle of the 20th century. Yet the history of the komboloi and its origins date back to time, when monks in Mount Athos began making strands of beads by tying knots on a string at regular intervals in order to say their prayers to God. However, in modern times the komboloi is not designed for religious or ceremonial purposes but rather for fun and relaxation.

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