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Khakik Necklace

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Destination: Bukhara, Uzbekistan

“Keep your husband close; keep your jewelry closer.” At least that seems to be the old wisdom in Uzbekistan, where women—especially wealthy ones—were known to sleep with their jewelry on in the event that their husbands kicked them out in the middle of the night and they had to leave the house with what they had on. Khakik, or carnelian, is said to bring health and happiness, so hopefully the wearer of a necklace like this would have been able to avoid the abovementioned scenario. Purchased from Mirfayz Ubaydov, who has a little stall selling spices and jewelry under one of Bukhara’s old trading domes, this gorgeous piece was made by one of the few silver craftsmen still working in Bukhara.


More than just aesthetically-pleasing ornaments, jewelry has long been worn as a talisman, protecting its wearer from the likes of the evil eye and other ills, while also providing certain benefits. In Uzbekistan, ... Read More

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21" L

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