Sleek Tuareg earrings with Ebony wood inlay
A great addition to your jewelry-from-around-the-world collection, these sleek Tuareg earrings look surprisingly contemporary despite being very traditional. The bottom of the earring is inlaid with strips of ebony wood- no it's not enamel or oxidization! Lightweight and eminently wearable, these earrings have the perfect form factor- neither too small nor too big.
Composition: Fine silver (Tuareg jewelry is often crafted in a high purity ~98% silver), and Ebony wood.
Measurements: 5 cm long and 0.5 cm at the widest. Built-in ear hooks.
Age: 1990s- 2000s.
Country of origin: Niger, West Africa.
Please note: (1) All the jewelry in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewelry.
(2) All the jewelry has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewelry is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewelry is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than the actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.