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The ancient Bedouin and Berber tribes of Northern Morocco have long been revered for their exquisite silver-work, distinguished by organic, geometric designs and beautiful symmetry. Moroccan Pendants, many produced using the traditional enamelling technique known as “niello”, are among the most collectible. Niello is characterised by its jet black color, and is often used to accentuate the evil eye which features so prominently in the designs of Berber Pendants. Unlike the engraved pendants produced by the Bedouin people, modern Berber Pendants tend to feature symbols derived from the Islamic and Jewish faiths – notably the Star of David and enlarged four-point cross. Traditionally worn by Bedouin 'asa' (clans) to signify their hierarchical status within the family or clan unit, Engraved Moroccan Pendants are also intended as cultural heirlooms, and often depict the journeys made by ancestral relatives. You'll find many designs incorporate four quadrants or points, symbolic of the four stars that guided nomadic Berbers across the Mahgraeb in the 15th and 16th Centuries. Popularised by the iconic fashion designer Giorgio Armani, Tuareg Pendants are perhaps one of the most recognisable styles to originate from Morocco. Characteristically bulbous in shape with linear petroglyphs and striking enamel work, they are worn for both their fertility-enhancing benefits, and as symbols of faith. The petroglyphs derive from the world's oldest alphabet 'Tifinar', and often reflect the mottos of certain clans.