Hand Crafted in South Africa
Length: 1 ľ inches
These beautifully hand crafted earrings are made from turquoise beads. Turquoise is a light blue stone with veins running through it.
Turquoise is a semi-precious stone except for Egypt this stone is not typically considered an African stone.
The astrological sign of turquoise is Sagittarius the element associated with it is fire and the metaphysical properties are that it enhances communication skills, good for spiritual attunement and an excellent grounding stone. Emits a soothing energy and helps one develop natural powers.
Comes beautifully boxed.
About African Jewelry.
Owning a piece of African jewelry is more than owning a piece of jewelry its possessing a world of culture and history in its own beautiful form. Even though there is history and meaning behind each piece, itís the art in the jewelry that grabs the attention of most collectors.
African jewelry is an ancient and time honored art form that reflects the art of African heritage, culture and history. There are several artistic, religious, spiritual and cultural elements of African heritage visible in each uniquely crafted piece of jewelry.
Around the turn of the 10th century, when bronze work was common, crafting these pieces became more intricate. Bronze pieces were normally decorated with ivory or precious stones and several of these pieces were identified with royalty. Beads have also played a very important role in African culture and can be seen today in many of the beautiful pieces of jewelry created by the skilled craftsmen who make them.
Modern African pieces still remain true to the same historic values and meanings of the past. These values represent different elements of African culture and reveal the importance of each piece of jewelry, which in turn makes them so special to collectors and art lovers everywhere.
The history and meaning of each piece of jewelry is unique. It is said that owning one of these pieces provides hope, wisdom and well-being to its owner. So start your own Ďartí collection today.