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 one of a kind silver chevron pendant is etched with a bars and a delicate zig zag. A zigzag pattern, such as on this, denotes the track of ants, which, during time of famine, the Tuareg will follow to the insects’ colonies to harvest grains of millet stored by the ants. A zig zag can also mean the winds of change.
This charming necklace is 19" long, the chain is sterling silver and the fair trade pendant is nearly 3" wide, and made of 99.9% pure silver.