This Pure Silver Handmade Kazaz Love Knot Tassel Necklace is handcrafted by (1000 carat) 100% pure silver wire with traditional Turkish jewelry technique known as Kazaz. Kazazlık, (also known as “Kazaziye” or “Kazaz”), is one of the rare and rapidly disappearing handcrafts of Turkey.
Most silver jewelry is known as .925 sterling silver. This “925” number describes the purity of the silver. It means 92.5% silver and 7.5% of copper compound. You have to use this quotient to develop any kind of silver jewelry because of the suppleness of pure silver. However, jewelers have to work with 1000 grade 100% pure silver to process hand-crafted silver kazaz jewels. Working with such pure, soft silver requires a mastered artisan.
This gorgeous, unique specimen of 100% pure silver, measures 32″ in length and features a 1.25″ x 1.25″ hand woven Love Knot (Şems Düğümü means “Sun Knot” or “Love Knot”) which has a 3-strand tassel adorned with hand woven Turkish prayer beads.
The soft matte finish of the Kazaz wire gives Kazaziye’s extraordinary pieces a eternal, vintage look.