In Turkish, Aysen means “you are beautiful as a moon”. It aptly describes the classic black and white colour combination and aesthetic of this sophisticated necklace. It features:
- A Tuareg pendant sourced from Marrakech, with black Agate and silver
- Black Agate White Quartz beads
- Tibetan silver daisy spacers
- Handmade sterling silver clasp, chain and a SHIKHAZURI charm
- Packaged in a handmade banana leaf jewellery box lined with Maasai shuka and Kenya kanga fabric
- A Certificate of Authenticity and signed story card
SYMBOLISM & STORY
Tuareg jewellery is traditionally made from silver and more recently local artisans have experimented with incorporating stones into their designs. Not only does this enhance the beauty of their jewellery, but particular stones or colours are also believed to have certain properties. Black Agate is said to attract good fortune, promote good will and aids in overcoming flaws, fears, and loneliness. It is also used for protection and is believed to remove curses and helps to eliminate bad luck.
The circle within the pendant is considered to be a symbol of fertility. The intricately etched designs on the silver are often rich with symbolism.
Black Agate White Quartz beads are a result of years of pressure and formation caused by gasses that were trapped as these rocks were being formed. Once the rock solidified and more minerals were introduced into the rock, crystallisations were formed inside the rock cavity. The colours and crystalline variations are caused by the various minerals present at the formation of the rock.
You can’t go wrong with this classic black and white combination. Dress it up or down with a simple white tee or your little black dress. Either way, the Aysen Necklace is guaranteed to be the new staple in your jewellery collection.