Moroccan Treasure Earrings + Antique Berber Silver Amulets + Baroque Pearls + Hammered Sterling Silver

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Moroccan Treasure Earrings + Antique Berber Silver Amulets + Baroque Pearls + Hammered Sterling Silver

280.00

Antique Berber silver treasures team up with luminous baroque pearls and silver in these opulent earrings.

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:: Moroccan Soul ::

Old Berber silver pieces like these are becoming increasingly hard to find.  I've had the coins in my collection for quite a few years and though they are definitely solid silver, they work perfectly in these earrings.  Coins have enjoyed a long history in tribal jewelry, and these have the long bails and very dimensional studs typical of Berber work.  The other Berber talismans here are two slightly different dove's foot pendants, which once graced a wedding headdress.  The dove's foot symbolizes fertility but the dove is also regarded as an intermediary with the spirit world.  The Berbers have lived in northwest Africa for a very long time, but now their ancient ways are changing and they rarely wear the stunning assemblages of jewelry so beloved by their forebears.  Today, these elements are making their way around the world to find new homes in collections and contemporary jewelry.

I love the way pearls go with old tribal silver, and made liberal use of them here, from large blister pearl pendants, to stick pearls, baroque pearls and tiny rice pearls.  Everything is attached with hammered and wrapped sterling silver wire to handmade 20 gauge ear wires. 

Tribal beauty from a different desert...

SIZE:  3 7/8" long. 

CARE:  Rinse in cool water and gently blot dry to clean.  You may also brighten the silver with a silver polishing cloth, but be sure to rinse the earrings immediately afterward to remove any residue. 

PRESENTATION:  The Moroccan Soul earrings will arrive beautifully giftwrapped.