Tuareg jewelry is fashioned by the semi-nomadic Tuareg people in the Saharan desert. This tribe has been making symbolic, silver heirloom jewelry from 99.9% pure silver for centuries. This sterling silver chain holds one such special piece.
This silver tab pendant is etched with many symbols, including a triangle and surrounded by a delicate hatch marks. The triangular forms represent Tuareg tents which encompass families and therefore signify the unity of family. Hatch marks symbolize the freely moving wind as it sweeps across the desert, leaving lines in the sand that indicate its direction. Desert guides follow those lines so as not to walk directly into the wind. “Y” symbols, such as shown on this pendant, echo the wooden stands upon which clothes and food are placed out of the reach of animals.
This charming necklace is 23.5" long, the chain is sterling silver and the approximately 1.25" drop pendant is 99.9% pure silver and fair trade.