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Women's Metallic African Thorn Necklace

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An edgy, fabulous piece for every day or night for a cool, glamorous look, the pendant converts to an earring. This piece consists of an African thorn, commonly known as a "Wag ́n bietjie" thorn - literally meaning "Wait a while", as if you get stuck in one of these thorn bushes, you will have to wait a while until you get out of it! It is a large white thorn tree and in the Xhosa culture, this tree symbolises protection. The "helicopter tree" or "Afrikanus Kubitzki" is also indigenous to South Africa. We used to play with these thorns and leaves as children - they remind me of my African childhood, in the 1970 ́s. Malachite is a protection stone, found predominantly in South Africa. Beryl Dingemans' distinctive personality and eclectic style is reflected in all of her jewellery. These gorgeous, unique pieces are inspired by Africa in the 1970's, nature, and Beryl's travels. Colour: metallic

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