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A necklace with antique Tibetan turquoise from an antique Perak

A necklace with antique Tibetan turquoise from an antique Perak

Regular price $1,300.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,300.00 USD
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These turquoise beads (all with drilled holes for beading) were once a part of an old Perak headdress and are presented here; reimagined as a single necklace. These beads range in size from .3” to 1.3” length and run the spectrum in terms of the variety of  colors, textures and shapes and richness of this semi precious stone. The necklace is 25” in length and weighs 116 grams.

This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of history, a necklace made by salvaging an old Ladakhi head dress - Perak. The Peraks are elaborate headdresses from Ladakh (ancient Tibet, now a part of Northern India) with turquoise, amulets and other gemstones attached to it.  The Peraks were a symbol of wealth; and its components (turquoise and other stones, amulets) replaced with higher quality pierces as families prospered. Sometimes pieces were pawned or sold off to tide families over difficult times.  Peraks are highly prized family possessions and ones with antique stones rarely make it to the market.

Turquoise is used to decorate jewelry and other possessions all over the Himalayas. Considered a sky-stone, it is believed to possess absorptive powers and prevent misfortunes from occurring to its owner. Used as the principal gemstone in Ghaus- amulets, it is used as the principal gemstone in the Ladakhi headdress -the “Perak".


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    Due to the nature of our antique vintage items, with everything being previously loved, there are NO REFUNDS, NO RETURNS, along with the time and cost involved to list each item, we are not able to exchange items as many are one of a kind. 



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    Only, if there is a mistake on our part and item is grossly misrepresented, will we give you a refund. Your refund will be credited to the original form of payment used to make the purchase with. Should you decide to return any item(s) you purchased from Tibetan Keepsakes online, please notify us within two days of receipt to check if the item is eligible.


    Buyer is responsible for return shipping. A 10% restocking fee will apply.

    You have 5 days from the delivery date of your order to have your return postmarked by the carrier on your return label.

    Packages postmarked after 5 days, items received in worn/damaged condition will not be accepted. These returns will be sent back to the customer at their own expense.


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    We will not accept a return if the item appears to be worn, or is damaged with stains, make-up, deodorant markings, snags, missing beading, cigarette smoke, perfume, animal or human hair, etc. These returns will be sent back at the customers’ expense or will be charged a cleaning fee at our discretion. If a damaged or wrong item is received you must contact our customer service within 48 hours of receiving your order to receive a return authorization label. If a damaged or wrong item is returned back without prior notification the return may be returned at the customers’ expense or all possible restocking fees will be applied at our discretion.


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    If a package is refused or the incorrect address is supplied at checkout the customer will be held responsible to pay all shipping costs for the order and back to Tibetan Keepsakes. The shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Additionally, refused packages and undeliverable packages can take several weeks or longer to be received back to our facilities, the transit time is completely in the hands of the shipping carrier. Tibetan Keepsakes will not process any refunds until the items are returned back to our facility.

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