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More Information about Tuareg Silver Jewelry

        Tuareg silver is the most luxurious jewelry worn in most West African countries. Many Tuareg people who can afford to wear it will save it for only the most special occasions. The Tuareg people of the Sahara wear jewelry made out of this silver as an indicator of wealth, position, and origin. The highly esteemed Tuareg silversmiths create a wide array of jewelry objects that all tie together using the traditional berber markings that you will see on most of the Tuareg jewelry sold at Africa Imports. These etchings are clean cut, concise, geometrical and repeated over and over again through all of the Tuareg silver. In much of Islamic culture, realistic images are considered to be sacrilegious; hence the geometric patterns. The markings stand for ancient blessings of good fortune and symbols of protection for the wearer. This jewelry is so sophisticated and stylish, yet so full of African meaning. Tuareg silver itself is an alloy of silver and copper, which gives it a brilliant golden tone. This is not a sterling silver, and is sometimes made from silver dollars that have been melted. Click on the Tuareg Silver picture above to see all of Africa Imports Tuareg jewelry.

The Gye Nyame Symbol in African Jewelry

       The gye nyame symbol is probably the best known adinkra symbol from Ghana. It means “except for God” and signifies the all-knowing power of God. It is used in African decorations, clothing, jewelry, and artwork. It is a reflection of the religious character of the Ghanaian people. If you look closely at the symbol you can see that it shows a person inside of a hand. It is a picture of how we are held in the hand of God. 

       Another translation of the gye nyame symbol is this: This great panorama of creation dates back to time immemorial; no one lives who saw its beginning and no one will live to see its end, EXCEPT GOD.

 

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