Vintage silver Moroccan earrings with engraved design. To the best of my knowledge, this design is a sun symbol which represents life-nurturing abundance from its warmth, and radiating healing and peace with it's rays. And of course small hamsa dangles are included to protect against that pesky evil eye! Earrings are about 1 inch wide and 2.75 inches long, including earwires. Wires are a 10 to 12 gauge wire, and likely cannot be worn in western piercings unless you have worn large, heavy earrings a lot or have stretched your piercings.
Berber, or Amazigh, jewelry is large, showy, colorful and FUN, often including lots of detail like enamel in bright colors, large jewels and coins. It represents much more than simply adornment. Each piece can signify fertility, wealth, social and marital status. The Berbers or Imazighen (‘Free people’; plural of Amazigh) are the original inhabitants of North Africa. They speak a number of related languages and share a common cultural heritage. Most Berbers today live in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
Width: Approximately 1 inch
Length: 2.75 inches long, including earwires
Metal Color: Silver.
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Earwire Gauge: Tribal earwires are about a 10 to 12 gauge. Cannot generally be worn in western piercings.
Vintage tribal earrings, loaded with symbolism.
If you will be wearing these in piercings directly against your skin, cleaning is highly recommended.
Please check photos carefully for condition. You will receive the exact piece shown in the photos on this page. This is a USED piece that has been previously worn in country. As a previously used tribal item it may have small flaws such as loose or missing jewels, missing bells, obvious repairs, may be tarnished or worn, or have other small flaws.
A NOTE ON THE CONDITION OF TRIBAL ITEMS: Our jewelry is used tribal jewelry, from faraway lands. As used pieces the condition of our items will reflect their prior lives as treasured tribal pieces. Please know that we strive to maintain the tribal allure of our items and therefore we do not clean or repair these pieces in any way. We leave that choice to the buyer, as each may prefer something different. This not only maintains the old, tribal look of each piece that our belly dance customers seek, but also preserves the value of a piece that cleaning might diminish.
We do our best to describe any flaws that may be present in our items, and we encourage you to read the full description and look at all photos closely to judge the condition of the item for yourself and know exactly what you are ordering. If you have questions about the condition of any item, please ask!