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24K Ruby Bead Spaghetti Necklace and Bracelet by ARA
ABOUT THIS JEWELRY
There is no spaghetti like Turkish spaghetti, as these exotic jewels from The ARA Collection exemplify. Fine strands, composed of rich 24K (.985 pure or 23.8 kt) satiny yellow gold, culminate in partial strands of faceted ruby beads, measuring 2.6-3.3mm, to create a lithe, free flowing effect in both the necklace and matching bracelet. Truly stunning works of wearable modern jewelry art.
Necklace measures 17 1/2 inches, bracelet 7 1/2 inches. From the ARA Collection website: ;The story begins with two brothers and a small jeweler’s bench in Bodrum, Turkey. Coming from a long line of artisans, the brothers developed their skills in jewelry making based on ancient techniques. Back then, neither could have imagined that their unique designs would captivate so many. Decades later, Ara Collection is known worldwide for its handcrafted 24 karat gold jewelry. In 2001, Ara Collection expanded their business to the US, where the line was very well received and appreciated. They continued to grow, opening their flagship retail store in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004. The collection now graces hundreds of jewelry stores nationwide, as well as stores in Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, Bermuda, St. Bart’s, Barbados, and Puerto Rico. Ara Collection takes pride in its quality and workmanship. Each piece is created by hand at the company’s workshop in Bodrum, Turkey. Inspiration for the collection comes from the rich history of ancient Anatolian civilizations and the beauty of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.