Discover the beauty of authentic African jewelry. At introspec in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we sell a wide selection of necklaces and other forms of African art.
Myrrh was once as valuable as gold. It was one of the gifts given to Jesus by the Magi, and worn by the young women of Mali around their waist to increase sexuality. Now the resin is used in perfume and incense. We have woven the gum resin from the myrrh bush into a multi-strand, fragrant necklace that is available for $18.00.
Malachite is the stone of power, protection, love, peace, and business success. Many religions use this to guard against negativity and physical danger, and when worn close to the heart, it can expand one's ability to love. We offer 24- or 27-inch strands of these beautiful, deep-green beads for $24.00.
Cross of Agadez
In the North African city of Agadez, Taureg men were given crosses at puberty in a traditional ceremony, where their fathers would tell them, "My son, I give you the four corners of the world, for no one can know where he may die." These silver-cast amulets are now worn by both sexes to bring good fortune and health.
Long ago, the people of the Akan kingdoms of West Africa devised a system of using cast brass to measure gold amounts. Although these were originally created for a specific function, they are truly works of art. They range in price from $30.00 to $150.00.