• Image of SILVER RING WITH MILLEFIORI TRADE BEAD
  • Image of SILVER RING WITH MILLEFIORI TRADE BEAD
  • Image of SILVER RING WITH MILLEFIORI TRADE BEAD
  • Image of SILVER RING WITH MILLEFIORI TRADE BEAD
  • Image of SILVER RING WITH MILLEFIORI TRADE BEAD

Silver ring hand made by Tuareg jewelers from Mali.

Much of the Tuareg peoples’ cultural and artistic identity and resourceful and inventive spirit is expressed in their jewelry, as well as leather and metal saddle decorations and swords.
However, they have become known globally for their skill in jewelry making, primarily for their silver jewelry designs.
Each piece of Tuareg silver jewelry has special meaning.
Each piece contains a message and historical symbols, which are passed down from generation to generation.

This unique ring is composed of 99.99 % pure fine silver with an old Millefiori glass trade bead made in Murano (Venice) at the late 19th Century.
Millefiori beads are a beautiful, recognizable and collectable Venetian trade beads.Millefiori is an Italian word meaning "a thousand flowers". Millefiori beads are also known as "mosaic" beads through out the world. The making of millefiori beads is a two step process. First the murrine or cane is made and then these are applied to a molten wound glass core and made into beads.
The millefiori beads made in Venice were imported by the thousands to Africa beginning in the late 1800s and traded or sold for various things.

Every treasure of Altrove is unique and forever !

Ring size: 1,8 cm / 0,70 inches