Total closed length: 25 cm / 10 inch; bead size: 10 mm; silver group length: 85 mm. Lightweight and well balanced.
Colorless quartz was one of the most respected gemstones in Ottoman jewelry thanks to its high refractive index making it extremely shiny and glossy. It was called 'najaf', by the name of the well known Iraqi city which was under Ottoman rule. Ottoman jewelry samples ornate with najaf can only be seen in the museums, since colorless quartz is actually being colored artificially and is sold under a variety of gemstone names. These uncut beads with an excellent roundness stand out with their perfect uniformity in shape and color and as such they bring to you the refined taste of the Ottoman classics. The seashell shaped imame bead complements the water drop appearance of transparent quartz.