Turquoise beads are handmade African-inspired waist beads made with authentic African glass beads along with 14k gold-filled designer beads. These waist beads are designed to last you for years. The beads are strung onto a wheat 14k gold-filled chain closed with a lobster claw clasp. Because they're not made on a string or beading wire, or stretch cord you can have these beads for many years. The quality and strength of the design make these beads not only durable, but they are also waterproof. You can put them on and never take them off if you chose not to without concern of damaging them. This is made with an array of bead sizes and crystal sizes. You can wear this belly chain by itself or layer them with others. This is very neutral in color making it a great everyday piece. It will be shipped in a branded box making it great for gift-giving.
Waist beads are ancient traditional body jewelry and a practice of adornment. Worn regularly they become an extension of yourself, a secret, seen only by you and the lover(s) you choose. Waist beads are worn by females of all ages from children to grandmothers and by all sizes women. They are given as gifts for initiations, rites of passage, to women about to marry, to pregnant women for protection and health, and to young girls to welcome them as members of the female group.; and are typically worn against the skin, underneath clothing, and below the belly button. This ancient adornment practice is a great way to celebrate your femininity, milestones, and enhance personal transformation, and affirm creativity and sexuality.
Feel free to request a custom order if you don't find what you're looking for, I'd be more than happy to create a piece based on your ideas solely for you. I make my pieces fit all sizes regardless of how big or small.
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Waisted Gems 157 Longtown Place Dr, Columbia, SC 29229