Berber jewelry plays a big role within the family customs and traditions, It is usually the man, (husband father, or brother), who buys the jewelry for his wife, sister, or mother. The Jewelry serves as a social emblem identifying prestige and class. Berber Jewelry forms and designs can identity Berber tribes, and regions of Morocco where the jewelry was made. In addition, the forms and designs have spiritual meaning as well, some pieces are believed to offer protective qualities which ensure fertility, protect from evil eye, bring prosperity, and cure diseases.
A display of Berber Jewelry
Pair of Berber woman's earrings
Morocco Region: Ida ou gnedif Berber people, southern Morocco
Made of: silver, enamel, glass, niello
Moroccan Region: Ida ou Sental Berber people, southern Morocco
Made of : silver, enamel, coral, amber, glass stone, shell, fiber