Crescent earrings

    SKU: cmcn406140

    £35.00 Members' price *


    A pair of crescent-shaped earrings inspired by West African body ornaments.

    Visually striking and technically sophisticated, West African body ornaments often reflected a person's lifestyle, family situation and status. Amulets were also worn as protection against evil and to appease the gods.

    However, gold jewellery was only worn by kings and chiefs as well as their subjects and slaves. This served as a visual demonstration of the prestigious position and power of the tribal leaders and the community as a whole. Much of West Africa's jewellery still retains its ceremonial significance today.

    Ideal as a gift, these earrings are made from brass with a gold finish.


    Product code: cmcn406140
    World culture: Africa
    Material: Brass with a gold finish
    Size: Approx. 1.8cm long x 1.3cm wide
    Weight: 0.095kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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    Delivery & returns

    Delivery charges: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order. The order total is displayed on the payment page before you confirm your order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 14 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

    Premium delivery: is available at the checkout for UK addresses only.

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    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with books and other products purchased from the shop, we will refund the value of the goods supplied. Please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 218 2222 (or from abroad on +44 (0)20 7079 0970) for individual advice.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

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