Traditional African jewelry can come in many forms even if it has a common essence. This diversity in the creation of the jewels and in their presentation is explained by the large number of people, villages and people that make up the African nation.
Indeed, each village, each region has a culture of its own and this is transmitted in the creation of the jewels in question.
For example, it is quite possible that one village uses pearls for wedding jewelry while another village will rather reserve this type of material for mortuary jewelry.
In any case, each material used in the making of traditional jewelry has a determined meaning.
They are bearers of a whole tradition and some jewels are worn even on rare occasions so much their wearing has a special meaning.
A certain type of necklace worn by a young girl can be a sign of her availability and desire to enter marriage while a certain type of bracelet is a reflection of a young boy's induction into the world of adult men.