An authentic gift for yourself or important ones with 33 beads, one imame (The long piece marking the beginning of the string is called "imame"� (pronounced ee-mameh). Each bead is handmade by buffing with sandpaper. Each bead is then drilled by hand and the tassel chain and all metal parts you see are 925 sterling silver. As this is a hand-made item, there might be minor differences with the item you receive, but please be assured quality is always good. As to the nature of the prayer beads, they might change colour in time just as pure amber does. Although this material is not pure amber, it is more popular and robust for daily use. (For Turkish Speakers: FIRINLI SIKMA Kehribar tesbihtir kaliteli bir Osmanli Benzetmesidir. Osmanli degildir. Fotografta gorunen butun metal aksam 925 ayar gumustur. Simdiden hayirli olsun.) The newly made item has been inspired by the prayer beads used during the Ottoman Empire.
Beads Material Amber Composite* (SIKMA Kehribar / Amberoid/ Turkish Amber)*
Tassel Material 925 Sterling Silver (all metal parts seen)
Beads Count 33
Beads Shape Oval
Beads Size 11.3 mm x 7.0 mm (+/- 10%)
Imame Size 37.5 mm (+/- 10%)
A string of prayer beads that are carried around by many people, used either as a companion to keep track of how many prayers have been said or as a fashionable and prestigious accessory for relaxation, cutting down on smoking, doing tricks, keeping your hands busy and as an expensive status symbol.
DunyaGems take pride in compiling a unique collection of prayer beads which is the perfect embodiment of centuries-old Turkish craftsmanship. Materials we use to make prayer beads vary. They can be crafted from wood, bone, amber, gold, silver or many kinds of gemstones. To complete one hand-mand tasbih takes at least three days and months for certain models.
Our unique collection of prayer beads is the embodiment of centuries-old craftsmanship by Turkish tasbih makers. We use lots of natural materials to make our prayer beads, like millions of years old fossilized tree resins (amber), mineraloids (jet stone), other gemstones and natural stones, various natural stones, beautiful wood, and glamorous silver and gold. We believe tasbihs are full of life and they witness your every moment and live your life with you, and our intention is to make them as special as possible for you, continuing this craftsmanship for more generations to come.
*Amber Composite (Amberoid) also known as Turkish amber designates a composite material made of an amber powder mixed to a phenolic resin base. Colours are given using a variety of dyes and the whole technique is kept highly secret but the results are beautiful and excellent. The prices for all types of phenolic plastics including bakelite, faturan, catalin, and Ottoman Style Turkish Amber Composite materials have risen lately because of their popularity with Middle Eastern jewellery makers. As genuine amber takes a longer time to change colour, tasbih-users are always after good examples of Ottoman Style Amber Composite prayer beads such as this model. (For Turkish speakers: SIKMA ve Ates kehribar olarak adlandirilan malzemedir. Puskul ve Zinciri 925 ayar gumustur. Zaman içinde renk alir).
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