Welcome to Moor Silver, a beautiful collection of Moroccan earrings, pendants and bracelets.
I first travelled to Morocco in 1999 and quickly fell in love with the warm hearted people, the amazing landscape, the vibrant cities, the music, food, language and yes... the jewellery.
After travelling back and forth for many years and each time bringing back a new cherished piece of jewellery, I finally took the next step and brought back some Moroccan treasures to share.
I've had a wonderful time hand selecting each of these beautiful, unique pieces. I'm excited to be able to share just one example of the decorative, finely crafted handwork that Moroccan artisans are famous for.
"The Moors" is a term that has been used to describe North Africans of Arab, Berber and African descent. I was inspired to use this term for "Moor Silver" as it reflects the Arab, Berber and African influences in the different pieces of jewellery.
If you have any questions or if you would like to see the pieces please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in Canberra or Sydney I am more than happy to organise a time to show you the pieces in person.
I hope you enjoy this website and get as much pleasure from the beautiful Moroccan silver as I have.
A little bit about the jewellery...
All of the pieces are sterling silver and were handcrafted in Morocco.
As all of the silver is handcrafted no two pieces are alike - making each piece truly unique. Of course this also means that you may find small imperfections, which usually adds to the character of the piece. However, if you are unhappy with any piece you buy I will provide a full refund (minus postage and handling), provided the piece is returned to me in the same condition that it left.
Sterling silver with coloured enamel.
These beautiful, colourful pieces are typical Berber designs which are unique to Morocco.
The spiral pattern signifies the circle of life.
These earrings are based on the Berber fibula - an ancient piece of jewellery that is used as a brooch to hold scarves or clothing in place.
This is the Hand of Fatima, which provides protection from the evil eye.
This is a typical Tuareg design. The Tuareg descend from ancient Berber tribes of North Africa and are mainly nomadic people of the sahara desert.
This is the Tifinagh (Berber alphabet) letter 'yaz' and symbolizes the 'free man', with arms wide open and lifted to the sky. It is the meaning of the word 'Amazigh', which is another term for 'Berber' that many Berbers use to refer to themselves. It is featured on the Amazigh flag.
The black inlay is niello, a mixture of silver, copper and lead sulphites. It's used to make the silver work stand out.