Precious stones, such as diamonds and jade, as well as precious metals, such as gold and silver, are common in jewelry around the world. What about in Africa? How many types of African jewelry – jewelry originating in Africa, or made in Africa, or worn in Africa – do you know?
Beadwork is common across Africa. Famous for their beadwork, made into necklaces and bangles or arm bands, are the Maasai and the Samburu of Kenya, as well as South Africans.
Of course there is precious stone in Africa too. Diamonds, tanzanite, jasper, opals, topaz and quarz, out of which beautiful jewelry are made