Vintage silver Tuareg ring from Mauritania
An authentic silver Tuareg ring with chevron bead. These multi-layered chevron beads were originally made in Murano, Venice, and were transported via camel caravans to North Africa where Tuareg silversmiths incorporated slices of the beads to make these beautiful rings. The chevron bead is surrounded by circles that symbolise eternity. This ring has some wear commensurate with age.
First half of 20th century
Silver, enamel & chevron
2.5 cm (l) x 2.1 cm (w) x 1.6 cm (d)
Approximate ring size:
UK: R to R½
USA: 8½ to 9