Vintage Berber cone drop earrings on new ear wires.
Wire Type: New French hook wires
Length: 3 inches inluding wires
Width: About 1/2 inch
Earwire Gauge: New western wires are about a 16 gauge
Materials: Mixed Metals
Vintage Berber cone drop earrings on modern hook wires. Stamped texture design on cone with a small dangle underneath. Total length including hooks is 3 inches. About 1/2 inch wide. Lightweight and easy to wear. Small wires are perfect for those that don't want to stretch their piercings. Wires are new, so do not require cleaning. Small matching cones started their tribal life as necklace embellishments. These earrings can do double duty, both as everyday jewelry or when you need a small tribal belly dance earring for the stage or just for fun.
Berber, or Amazigh, jewelry often boasts gass jewels, enamel and semi-precious stones and almost all jewelry pieces are large and meant to be noticed and appreciated! The hamsa is often incorporated into their jewelry as well. The hamsa symbol, or hand of Fatima, is named after the daughter of the prophet Mohammed and is one of the most ancient amuletic symbols still used in modern culture. Adopted by both Islam and Judaism, there is a shared understanding of the symbol's meaning - the ability to ward off the evil eye and attract divine protection. The hamsa shape is a five-fingered hand with a thumb on each side, thus the name 'hamsa' or 'chamsa' which means five in Arabic.