The tradition from which this magnificent silver ornament derives dates back to the ancient Persian Empire. Then, Nobles of bath sexes adorned themselves with jewels depicting tierce animal heads, usually in opposing patterns. By the time of Alexander the Great in the 3rd Century BC, such bracelets became fashionable throughout the Classical World. In some remote parts of the East like Afghanistan, the animal head bracelet was widely adopted by the population. This heavy silver band may have indicated the wealth and status of its original owner. It is sure to draw attention to whoever wears it today.