Carnelian and Silver Circle Pendant and Necklace
This striking necklace is hand crafted in Niger by Elhadji and the Koumama family collective of artists. They use ancient techniques that begin with melting pure 99.9% silver over charcoal fires to form the individual beads. The pendant is complemented by the faceted carnelian and silver necklace. Free-hand engraved symbols are added to the pendant with only simple tools like the file and screw driver. Necklace is topped off with a strong comfortable silver hook clasp.
Dimensions: Necklace measures approximately 13 inches long and the pendant is 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
“Each piece of Tuareg jewelry helps provide the artisans with the blessings of food and culture and the wearer of the jewelry a sense of beauty and pride.” - Elhadji Koumama of Tuareg Jewelry, Niger