This 100% Pure Silver & Black Silver Kazaz Eternal Love Knot Tassel Necklace is 100% handmade with a special Turkish technique known as kazaz. This type of product is made by hand with 0.08 micron 1000 carat 100% pure sterling silver wires. This is also one of the hardest handmade jewelry technique. Working with such pure, soft silver requires a mastered artisan.
Usually silver jewelry is known as .925 sterling silver. It means 92.5% silver and 7.5% of copper compound. However, jewelers have to work with 1000 grade 100% pure silver to process hand-crafted silver kazaz jewelry. This beautiful, unique piece of 100% pure silver and 100% black oxidized pure silver, measures 32″ in length and features a 1.50″ x 1.50″ hand woven Eternal Love Knot (Şems Düğümü means “Sun Knot” or “Love Knot”) which has a 5-strand tassel adorned with hand woven Turkish prayer beads.
The most commonly used motifs are Şems Düğümü (means “Sun Knot”), Yeminli Sürgü (sworn bolt), Ajur (hemstitch), ball making, and chain making. “Sun Knots” can be various shapes and sizes and are mostly used as necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings. “Sun knots” are also called “love knots”. “Sworn bolt” is used to cover the threads at the ends of pendants and earrings. It is called “sworn” because the artisans who make it are never supposed to teach how to make them. The reason for this is that they do not want any competition.
The word, “kazaz” means, the person who produces and/or sells silk yarns. Kazazlık is a weaving technique that uses 0.08 or 0.09 millimeter (approximately the thickness of a hair) pure gold or pure silver wire wrapped around either silk or nylon threads. This silver or gold wire becomes very strong and flexible so that it can be woven without breaking. The most commonly used motifs are Şems Düğümü (means “Sun Knot”), Yeminli Sürgü (sworn bolt), Ajur (hemstitch), ball making, and chain making. “Sun Knots”, also called “love knots”, can be various shapes and sizes and are mostly used as necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings.