By Afghan jewelry brand Sevar.
This is the "1919" bracelet. It features a beautifully handcrafted curb chain set with oval, smooth-cut lapis lazuli stones. The materiality, size, and weight of the bracelet symbolize strength and independence — hence the name “1919”.
Please note that the bracelet is sold per piece.
Hila and Wana Limar explains the inspiration behind the name: "Between 1839 and 1919, the Anglo-Afghan Wars took place between the British Empire and Afghanistan. Britain aimed to secure its supremacy in the region and put a stop to the expansionist ambitions of the Russian Empire. On August 8th, 1919, the Third Anglo-Afghan War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Rawalpindi. In doing so, the British colonial power recognized Afghanistan as a separate and independent state and the country regained its freedom after 60 years."
The collection’s designs were created by Hila Limar, architect & chairwoman of the board at the non-profit organization Visions for Children e.V., and Wana Limar, creative producer, presenter, Visions for Children e.V. ambassador, and member of their PR team.
With their jewelry label SEVAR Studios, the sisters, Hila and Wana Limar, also combine their shared affinity for artistic design with their educational, sustainable aspirations. Therefore, they connect their longstanding commitment to the educational sector, especially through the non-profit organization Vision for Children e.V., with their love of art and aesthetics. Profits generated by SEVAR Studios will be invested in a goldsmith training program for girls and young women in Kabul, which Visions for Children e.V. is planning for 2022.
Size: 15 cm + 5 cm extension.
Material: Lapis lazuli and .925 silver, gold-plated.
Color: Gold, blue.
Please note that each pair is handmade from natural materials. No piece is like the other, but a beautiful one-of-a-kind. Therefore, variations to the photos may occur.