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  • Republic of You - Midnight Romance - Handcrafted black leather necklace featuring authentic silver Coptic Cross
  • Republic of You - Midnight Romance - Handcrafted black leather necklace featuring authentic silver Coptic Cross
  • Republic of You - Midnight Romance - Handcrafted black leather necklace featuring authentic silver Coptic Cross

Midnight Romance

  • $180 AUD

This contemporary tribal necklace is a Limited Edition piece that has been crafted by hand in our Byron Bay studio on the East Coast of Australia.  

Inspired by Ethiopian tradition, we have given this necklace a modern ethnic tribal feel with an edgy urban street aesthetic.  Designed as a single layer piece, it is also long enough to double wrap around the neck to be worn in a shorter style also, it features:

  • Genuine miniature desert-silver (also known as German Silver) Coptic cross from the Kemise Tribe of Eastern Ethiopia
  • Traditional and authentic desert-silver vintage beads, circa 1960s, from the Kuchi People of Afghanistan
  • Knotted and wrapped black kangaroo hide leather from Australia

"The word Kuchi stems from a Persian word meaning migration. Originating from Afghanistan, the Kuchi People roamed areas along the ancient Silk Road trade routes for an estimated 3000 years. This jewellery has traveled untold distances from village to village, and passed from generation to generation. We believe it’s the irregularities in each piece that form part of its charm, heritage, and value."


All our products come in either an envelope style gift bag, or gift box.

About the Kuchi Tribe:

The word Kuchi stems from a Persian word meaning migration. Originating from Afghanistan, the Kuchi People roamed areas along the ancient Silk Road trade routes for an estimated 3000 years. Known as prolific wanderers who migrated over immense distances, this nomadic tribe became masters at trekking to the remotest of areas.

Kuchi jewelry often reflects this freedom within its style, using features such as distinctive jingling chain and bells which sound like rain.  Since many of these pieces were intended to be worn daily under very rough conditions, they were often boldly crafted of sturdy metal to withstand a rigorous nomadic lifestyle. This may explain why old Kuchi pieces are still available today and in relatively good condition even after decades of rugged wear.

It is important to remember this exotic jewellery has traveled untold distances from village to village, and passed from generation to generation. We believe it’s the irregularities in each piece that form part of its charm, heritage, and value.