SIMPLE, HAMMERED, INLAID EBONY & GEMSTONE RINGS

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It is the custom among Tuareg people to exchange rings as a sign of affection or friendship. Tassendert or Tuareg rings are an amazing miniature reflection of the Tuareg universe of symbols that hold memory & cultural meaning.

Hand-crafted silver rings containing the carnelian point of a tanfouk are worn by men and believed to have prophylactic powers. Traditionally, the inadane or Tuareg artisans craft a wide range of rings with protective symbolism or tribal marks that represented the natural world in which they and their families live.

 

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Silver Ring

A well-designed striking ethnic band that over the years has been a labor of love. All hand-crafted in pure silver with a wider top than back. A strong presence with a soft look.

Width: .7" or 1.5cm

Size: 8

$85/available

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Even for the toe.. those in the know will choose pure silver.

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A very simple & modern ring forged from pure silver with a hammered finish. Works well on middle, ring or index finger. Very striking on men or women.

Width: .6" or 1.3cm

Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 10

$85/available

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A traditional West African solid silver dome ring that is also powerfully & stylistically modern.

Width: .6" or 1.3cm

Sizes: 6 -12

$85 - $95/order

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A traditional West African solid silver ring that is thicker at the top than bottom. Very stylish on thumb, index or pinky finger.

Top/Side: .4cm x .5cm

Sizes: 6 - 12

$85 - $95/order

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The design of this ring is worn by the Ahka Hill Tribe of SE Asia. After wearing one for nearly 10 years, I had my ring smith make it in Niger. Striking on thumb or index finger.

Width: .3" or .5cm

Sizes: 6 - 12

$85 - $95/order

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A traditional Tuareg ring with ebony inlaid around the top. Hand-engraved in pure silver with the classic Tuareg X to ward off the negative evil eye. Perfect on ring or pinky finger.

Top: .5 x 1.2" or 1.3 x 1.7cm

Sizes: 8 - 12

$200/order

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A beautiful example of the design power of Tuareg silversmiths. A six-sided silver head inlaid with ebony around the top, then finished with a smaller inlaid silver diamond dome. Hand-etched along the sides with Tuareg symbolism.

Sizes: 7 - 10

$115/order

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A beautifully crafted African cowry shell ring that has taken years to perfect. Only the most beautiful cowries with a soft patina are chosen to grace this ring. Pride & solidarity with Africa is expressed by the wearer.

Sizes available: 9.5, 10, 10.5

$125.

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A classic Tuareg men's ring with ebony inlaid around the top and a carnelian stone set in pure silver. Hand-engraved with an X inside a star flanked by the moon.

Top: .5 x 1.2" or 1.3 x 1.7cm

Sizes: 7 thru 12

$350/order

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An amazing green labradorite cabochon set in pure silver with 2 rounds of Tuareg engraving surrounding it. Designed for a man or woman's finger and somewhat of an alchemist's ring. Very unique & one of a kind.

Size: 9.25

Width: 2.5 x 3.5cm

$300/available

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Ring back detail up close.

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The magician & the sorceress... the high priestess of past and future time.

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One of my inpirational pieces that from design to completion took 2 weeks. Blue & green Tibetan turquoise set in Native American style, although the true setting for this ring was inspired by a Tuareg bracelet. A powerful ring made of pure silver & hand-crafted in fire & sand in the Niger desert.

Width/Length: 2 x 3cm

Size: 9.5

$350/available

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The back side of this ring is reminiscent of Navajo silver work.

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Robin's egg blue spider web turquoise set in an oval setting & inspired by early Native American silver jewelry. The stone is surrounded by a double ring of Tuareg hand-engraving. This ring crafted in pure silver was one of the last pieces co-created before leaving Niger in March of 2007 just prior to the start of the 2nd Tuareg Rebellion.

Width: 2.5 x 3.5cm

Size: 9.5

$300/available

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Silver Ring

This ring is beautiful on the index finger of a woman.