This is an exceptional Tuareg pendant made from onyx turquoise and sterling silver. Please note, this is not genuine turquoise but onyx that has been dyed to resemble turquoise. That being said, this is still a great looking pendant with exquisite design detail.
The makers mark is on the back, please note the pictures. This is made from a metal of a very high silver content; however there is no mark designating the percentage of silver. This is common with Tuareg jewelry.
length 2.5" width 1.5"
NOTE: Normally I remove the beads from Tuareg necklaces and sell them just as pendants. In this case I left the beads in place for anyone who chooses to use the pendant as is. Please take note though, this would look fabulous when added to a one of a kind designer necklace or simple leather cord. It will turn any necklace into a statement piece. The small black glass beads and silver spacer beads can be used for another purpose.
Tuareg are Berber people with a traditionally nomadic lifestyle. They reside in the Northern most part of Africa, primarily Mali, Niger and Morocco.
Shipping within the U.S.: Jewelry and supplies will be shipped in a package best suited for that item and will be insured, at no additional cost, if the value is greater than $50.
International Shipping: Shipping is quoted as USPS Mail. Insurance will be added if value is greater than $75. Delivery time is estimated at approximately 2-3 weeks. Please contact me if faster shipping is required, quote will be via email and will be the purchasers responsibility. Buyer is responsible for all customs, taxes, duty, tariffs or other fees. An accurate customs form will be filled out and any incurred fees are the buyers responsibility.
***I DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITEMS THAT ARE LOST DURING SHIPPING. IF YOU WISH TO HAVE YOUR PACKAGE INSURED PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I WILL NOT ISSUE A REFUND FOR LOST PACKAGES.
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Returns & exchanges
Your satisfaction is my goal. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchased item please contact me within 15 days of receipt of purchase for a full refund minus original shipping cost. Buyer is responsible for return shipping and insurance.
Item must be returned as received, in condition received including jewelry, gift box and any additional included items.
Returns sent without prior agreement will not be accepted.
Many of the things you will find in my shop are vintage, ethnic items. Please keep in mind that these are often made by primitive people under primitive circumstances and are rarely what we would consider to be perfect. There may be mismatched jewels, a definite patina and often there are irregularities in the metal. This is common and should be expected with this type of jewelry. I leave the patina in place for those who prefer an aged appearance. Most items can be polished with a mild jewelry cleaner if that is your preference.