Turkmen jewellery is a type of jewellery originating from the various Turkmen cultures of western and central Asia. The jewellery was crafted both for cosmetic and aesthetic reasons.
Common shapes found on Turkmen jewelry include mountains, animals, horns, and plants and liberally uses semi precious stones in silver and antique metal designs.
In addition to the shape and theme of the silver metal itself, the semi-precious stones that embellish the jewelry are also imbued with protective powers. Pieces of carnelian, a bright red colored stone, are popular because they are believed to protect the wearers from illness and death.Turquoise is less commonly used among the Turkmen, but serves as a symbol of purity and chastity. In some cases, less expensive glass beads of the same colors are used instead of semi-precious stones.
Turkman Jewellery has semi precious stones that may be really old and have been previously worn. This gives them the grace and authenticity.