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Brooke Benoit
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Moroccan Silver Bracelets

"It is just due to wear. If you use a loupe you may see a small Letter M or F etched into the corner of the mark to signify the Marrakech or Fes assay."
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Paul commented on Brooke Benoit's photo
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Silver Moroccan Bracelet

"Very interesting piece! Very rare. Very nice. Congratulations! Paul"
Jun 4, 2016
Brooke Benoit commented on Betty's photo
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Candy!

"This is a fun one."
May 14, 2016
Chantal commented on Brooke Benoit's photo
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Silver Moroccan Bracelet

"Its beautiful and lovely etching.Great buy. Looks very substantial. Congrats."
May 12, 2016
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Silver Moroccan Bracelet

"It is so heavy! I said I was going to wear it all the time, but think I will have to build up some strength first ;)"
May 11, 2016
Patricia Deany commented on Brooke Benoit's photo
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Silver Moroccan Bracelet

"Very nice, I love that old, soft silver look to this kind of bracelet. I have one similar, they are heavy with beautiful patina."
May 11, 2016
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Silver Moroccan Bracelet

I'm feeling like a hajja this morning! Just back from some extensive travelling with my family - Agadir to Merzouga to Chefchaouen to Essaouira - and so happy to have picked up this piece! The markings indicate made in Sale in 1921. I am in love.
May 11, 2016
Frankie Carter commented on Brooke Benoit's photo
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Nadif? Glass ring Morocco

"Nice! But I would say Ait Ouazguit..... Why let go anyway if you don`t have to...?"
Dec 8, 2015
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Sep 24, 2015
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Sep 24, 2015
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Symbolism in Berber silver ring?

"Thank you so much Alaa Eddine. Your explanation makes me want to expand my ring collection even though I never wear them. But since I already have more children than rings... ;) Thank you though for taking the time for that."
Sep 24, 2015
SARAH CORBETT commented on Brooke Benoit's photo
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Symbolism in Berber silver ring?

"there diamonds represent the eye. A symbol which will protect the wearer from the jealousy or ill intent of those who may envy them."
Sep 24, 2015
Alaa eddine SAGID commented on Brooke Benoit's photo
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Symbolism in Berber silver ring?

"It is very tricky to symbold everywhere, for sometimes only the aesthetics have motivated the smith and the owner . These are women rings and as such their possible symbolism could be remated to fertility. The more the bezel is pointed and…"
Sep 21, 2015

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
Amazigh, Moroccan, Tuareg and Thai silver
Jewels from which regions interest you?
North Africa

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