Moroccan jewellery

The Fashion and International Popularity of Moroccan Jewlery

Indissociable with the Moroccan fashion, the Moroccan jewelry play a dominating role in the Moroccan woman; We distinguish two kinds of Jewels

Berber jewelry

The Berber jewelry is essentially made of silver, a precious metal of choice found in the villages of the southern plateaus and mountains where the taste for ornaments remains very pronounced. Greatly influenced by the Andalusian and African styles, which this art has been able to impregnate without losing its particularity and its titles of nobility. The most beautiful pieces come from Souss, Inezgane, Tiznit or Taroudant.

The most sumptuous ornamental accessories such as necklaces, wedding rings, bracelets or tiaras are of an exceptional purity of line with their geometrical designs and floral motifs, decorated with balls of amber which gives them an authentic side

Silver jewelry worn by nomads is most frequently found in the souks of Tiznit, TanTan or Rissani. In the souk of Guelmim, one finds Saharan jewelry.

Moroccan jewelry

The creators have understood that Moroccan craftsmanship is more than appreciated by tourists. Moroccan jewelry follows the urban trend in gold or silver gilt, reminiscent of the Andalusian influence. Goldsmiths from Fez, Tangier or Essaouira create these masterpieces encrusted with turquoise, diamonds, garnets, very clear rubies and emeralds, chiseled with floral motifs and slightly hollowed out. Moroccan jewelry is in line with the trend; in silver or gold, engraved or honeyed, openwork or shaped, their manufacture with unchanging technical procedures and an inexhaustible craft creativity are emulated by the biters.

The most used materials are the filigree, a kind of twisted metal wire, flattened and wound in fine openwork patterns. These jewels come from the regions of Essaouira and Tiznit.


The Cloisonné imported from Andalusia and frequently used in the Souss region is a motif in black enamel or colored glass paste, set with thin metal walls.

These techniques give rise to fibulae that are worn in pairs linked by a chain to secure clothing at the shoulder.

The Serdal, used especially in the Middle Atlas is a front made of coins and jewels decorated with stones, or large necklaces made of rosettes linked by gold balls.

The Lebba is a very old necklace, made of pendants that cover the entire chest.

The taj complete with decorated plates, assembled on chains or hinges, or placed on a band enriched with beads.

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