Persian Turquoise Farvahar Necklace
Handmade silver Farvahar necklace using Persian Neyshabur turquoise inlaying and metal engraving technique.
925 silver box chain.
(Persian: فروهر), also known as Farr-e Kiyani (فر کیانی), is one of the best-known symbols of Iran. It symbolizes Zoroastrianism, the main religion of pre-Islamic Persia, and Iranian nationalism.
The Faravahar is the most worn pendant among Iranians and has become a secular national symbol, rather than a religious symbol. It symbolizes good thoughts (پندار نیک pendār-e nik), good words (گفتار نیک goftār-e nik) and good deeds (کردار نیک kerdār-e nik), which are the basic tenets and principles of Zoroastrianism.
For at least 2,000 years, the region once known as Persia, has remained the most important source of turquoise. It’s sky-blue turquoise has always been a magnet for beauty seekers throughout history.
Turquoise is a non-vitreous stone, which differs in shade from blue, green and blue-green depending on its origin.
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