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Moroccan Jewellery Pair of vintage silver enamelled braceletsYou cannot leave Morocco without a little Moroccan Jewellery.

Moroccan jewellery is incredibly beautiful, exotic and unusual. Its hard for any traveller to walk through the fabulous markets and ignore the jewellery stands.  And its impossible not to enter a traditional Moroccan jewellery store and spend hours admiring the gold, silver, amber, precious stones and fabulous designs.

The more you look at Moroccan jewellery the more you will start to recognise pieces or designs as being tribal, authentic, original and occasional.  Some pieces are really unusual and the jewellery store owner or designer will tell you the history of the piece.  There are special wedding necklaces, rite of passage necklaces and stunning traditional Berber necklaces.

Prices of Moroccan jewellery depends entirely on the piece you are buying, the precious metal used and the quality of the amber or the precious stones.  Morocco is a country where you can bargain, although its always a good idea to ask your guide if you should bargain and how low you should go. Because of exchange rates, the prices are pretty good and you may not need to bargain too much to get a good deal.

You are going to find fabulous necklaces, bracelets and earrings. You will also find jewellery headbands known as Tabaa. You will find small and delicate pieces and then large, chunky and heavy pieces.  Its all a matter of style and a matter of budget.  Take your time in choosing the piece of jewellery for you and dont ever feel pressurised into buying.  If you fall in love with an item, buy it!  You may regret not buying it for the rest of your holiday!

Berber necklaces are made with amber and coral, are ethnic and unusual in design and an extremely popular buy for women in Morocco. An authentic Berber necklace can be very expensive because of the amber and the coral, but there are plenty of replicas.  If you have thousands of dollars, buy yourself an authentic Berber necklace. If you dont have that kind of money, buy a replica. Theyre gorgeous.

Moroccan silver bracelets are also beautiful, varying in thickness and design.  Some are simple, some have patterns or engravings, and some are worn alone or as a group.  You will see local Moroccan women wearing really big and thick silver bracelets and you can get ideas how to wear the bracelets you see.  They look especially fabulous worn with contemporary clothing. These bracelets make great gifts too, and theyre not too heavy to take home.  

Youll also see the Hamsa, which is a Moroccan-Jewish symbol, a hand with an eye on it, one that is believed to protect people from evil.  Its known as the Eye or the Hand of Fatima and can be worn on a gold or silver chain.  Look out for these in markets and street stalls, they make fabulous presents too.  Theyre well priced unless you are going for genuine vintage pieces.

Moroccan medinas are thee best places to shop for jewellery. Ask your guide to take you to the best places or just walk, wander, explore and shop!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Moroccan Berber silver?2022-08-25T21:36:37+00:00

Moroccan Berber silver is an intricate and ornate type of silver jewellery that is popular in Morocco. It is made by the Berber people, who are indigenous to North Africa. The jewellery is often decorated with intricate designs and patterns and is made from a variety of materials including silver, gold, bronze, and brass.

The origins of Moroccan Berber silver date back hundreds of years, and the jewellery has become a staple of traditional Moroccan culture. Today, it is widely popular throughout the country and can be found in markets and stores throughout Morocco. It is also becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world as well. If you’re looking for something unique and beautiful, then be sure to check it out.

Can you buy gold in Morocco?2022-08-25T21:35:36+00:00

Yes, you can buy gold in Morocco. The main places to buy gold in Morocco are airports and major tourist areas. Gold is a popular souvenir in Morocco, so you can find a wide variety of gold jewellery and other products for sale.

The price of gold in Morocco varies depending on the quality and weight of the product. You can expect to pay more for 24-karat gold than for lower grades of gold. Be sure to ask about the quality of the product before purchasing, as some products may not be pure gold.

What jewellery is Morocco known for?2022-08-25T21:34:55+00:00

Morocco is renowned for its beautiful jewellery, and the Berber people are particularly skilled in the art of jewellery-making. Their designs are highly sought after by collectors around the world, and they are known for their use of gold and silver.

If you’re looking for a unique piece of jewellery to add to your collection, a piece from Morocco is definitely worth considering. The jewellery of Morocco is truly unique, and it’s sure to add a touch of elegance to any outfit. Whether you’re looking for a necklace, bracelet or earrings, you’re sure to find something that you’ll love. So why not take a look at what Morocco has to offer? You won’t be disappointed.

2022-08-25T21:38:15+00:00

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