We've had quite bit of inquiries about jewelry featured in some listings so we are offering you our first exclusive piece.
This is an Ndebele style cuff which is handmade by an artisan that we work with. This cuff has as antique brass golden finish with ornate twist detailing between each ring which have been soldered together.
Cuff length is 3.38"
Cuff Opening is 1.38"
Cuff width 3.75"
The Ndebele people of South Africa make up the Nguni tribes which represent two thirds of South Africa's Black population. Ndebele rings were traditionally worn by Ndbele women and signified a wife's bond and faithfulness to her family and husband. It also symbolized the wife's social status. The rings, referred to as idzilla were made of brass and copper and were worn permanently. Today, it is no longer a cultural practice for women to wear the rings permanently.
In our modern age, women wear them for fashion and to represent their African heritage and culture.
Cuff No 1 (out of stock temporarily)
Cuff No 2 "Basket Weave" Golden cuff in a basket weave design
Cuff No 3 "Ndebele Insignia" golden insignia, burnished metal and silver rope rings form a vintage inspired cuff (out of stock)
Cuff No 4 "Crystal Bliss" Long and attached with gold cuff rings accentuated with rhinestone placements
Cuff No 5 "Emperor's Charm" Braided, weaved etchings on soldered cuff
Will pair well with any of the featured units on Essence Wigs.
View the units in our African Queens Collection: