Unique Silver Lapis Necklace
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The design of this necklace was inspired by the traditional prayer beads (Tasbeh) used in the region since ancient times and the silver bead symbolizes the different shaped bead often included to help with counting. It features a calligraphic impression of the poetry of Hafez, a Persian poet widely admired in Afghanistan and the rest of the world

Afghanistan was the source of lapis lazuli for the ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations, as well as the later Greeks and Romans.The best lapis lazuli is found in Badakhshan province in north-eastern Afghanistan and has been used for millennia in jewellery. The word lazuli is derived ultimately from the Persian lazhward, the name of a place where it was mined and which came to be associated with the stone and, eventually, with its colour.

Material: Silver, lapis

POETRY TRANSLATION

HAFEZ: LOST JOSPEH (FROM PERSIAN)

Your lost Joseph will return to Canaan, do not grieve
This house of sorrows will become a garden, do not grieve
Oh grieving heart, you will mend do not despair
This frenzied mind will return to calm, do not grieve
When the spring of life again sets in the meadows
A crown of flowers you will bear, singing bird, do not grieve
If these turning epochs do not move with our will today
The spheres of time are not constant, do not grieve
Lose hope not, for awareness cannot perceive the concealed
Behind the curtains hidden scenes play, do not grieve
Oh heart, should a flood of destruction engulf the world
If Noah is at your helm, do not grieve
As you step through the desert in desire of Ka’aba
The thorns may reproach you, do not grieve
Home may be perilous and destination out of reach
But there are no paths without an end, do not grieve
Our state in separation from friends and with demands of foes
The divine who turns circumstance knows all, do not grieve

Please note that depending on the design, size and finish of a piece, only fragments of the words may be visible.

Designed and handmade by ward-winner Sima Vaziry in London. Her work has been recognised by the British Museum for whom she has created six commercial jewellery collections during past 10 years and her jewellery is part of the core range at the British Museum luxury shop. Sima draws inspiration for her designs from Persian, Afghan and Middle Eastern art, calligraphy, architecture and textures, and her pieces are contemporary interpretations of the traditional. For more information on Sima please go to  www.alangoo.com/Sima-Vaziry

Delivery
All UK orders are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery. International orders are sent by courier. In cases of items returned to us due to failed delivery it will be the responsibility of the customer to arrange and pay for re-delivery.

Estimated delivery times
UK: 2 to 10 working days.
Rest of the world: 7 to 28 working days.

Delivery times
Delivery times are estimated and are not guaranteed, however we do our utmost to ensure goods are delivered within the stated time. We shall not be liable for delays or failures of delivery caused by a failure to gain access to the delivery address or failure to obtain a signature or because of other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. Specific delivery times or days cannot be agreed at any time during the order process.

Cancellations returns and refunds
You have the right to cancel your order at any time before you receive the product/s. If the product has already been dispatched when you contact us to cancel, you will be advised to return them within 7 days of delivery at your own expense. Please note that due to hygiene reasons, earrings are not returnable.

Taxes
Customers outside of the UK are responsible for all local taxes, customs charges and import duties on their order and these are not included in the purchase price.

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Ship to US $ 15 $ 15 NA NA
Ship to CANADA $ 15 $ 15 NA NA
Ship to EUROPE $ 15 $ 15 NA NA
Ship to Middle East NA NA NA NA
Ship to South Asia NA NA NA NA
Ship to Australia & New Zealand NA NA NA NA
Ship to Other Countries NA NA NA NA

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