Wishes with Fishies Necklaces
There are two strands - each sold separately - of these fascinating African hand carved fish beads each with individual personalities. They are beautiful worn on their own but look particularly stunning when mixed with the Caviar spoon and black pearls necklace shown in the accompanying photograph.
Africa is the place where people first wore and made jewelry. In Kenya over 40,000 years ago, beads were made from different materials and most of the time wood and different stones were the main materials. As time moved on, the African craftsmen improved and developed their jewelry making techniques and today these products are some of the most beautiful jewelry in the world. The oldest African jewelry was discovered in 2004, in a place called Blombos Cave on the southern tip of South Africa. This jewelry is estimated at being over 75,500 years old and most of them are pea-sized or mollusk shell beads that had been pierced a long time ago.