The designs on this ring are undoubtedly meaningful to the person who wore it although we are unaware of their significance. Virtually all jewelry worn by African tribal people traditionally serves a protective function, assuring the good health, safety and success of him (or her) who wears it. Although its exact age is not known, it clearly was used a long time before we bought it. We call the metal “coin silver” because the source of all silver used in African jewelry is coins melted down. The silver content is variable but would rarely approach sterling. Size 7 3/4.
Vintage coin silver Tuareg ring – size 7 3/4
This vintage, cast solid coin silver ring was made by Tuareg artisans and was worn for many years by a Tuareg person or people, probably as a means of protection from all threats, especially to their health.
Weight 1 lbs Dimensions 8 x 5 x 2 in
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