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Old Tuareg African Silver Ring with Agate Tanfouk Statement Ring-US Size 9 , Mali

Old Tuareg African Silver Ring with Agate Tanfouk Statement Ring-US Size 9 , Mali

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Ring size: 9 US
  • Materials: silver, agate, idar oberstein, brazil agate
  • Favorited by: 105 people
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From France
Exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Description

The 'tanfouk' or agate is a powerful talisman, believed to possess healing powers and to avert the "evil eye".
This majestic and striking Tuareg ring or 'tisek'  is inset with a hand-cut agate set in silver. The Tuareg consider silver, as the pure metal "blessed by the Prophet".
Cut from from Brazilian agate, the stone bears the hallmarks of the Idar-Oberstein workshops, reputed for the perfection of the cut resulting in a stone that shines.
* Idar-Oberstein - the German Rhineland, where from c. 1830 up until the 1970's many beads were produced in Germany for export to Africa.
This imposing tisek was worn by well to do Tuareg for special ceremonies and celebrations.
Gentle usage patina, stone in perfect condition, mid 20th century - Collected in Mali.

Dimensions of ring: 8,3 x 3 cm ( 3 1/4"x 1 1/4")
Weight: 74 grams
Inner diameter: 18,9 mm
Ring size: 9

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(111)
  • Amy Palmer Oct 25, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful item in excellent condition. I can’t say enough of about how wonderful Karina is to work with. She is kind and generous and thoughtful. I will continue to buy pieces from her and recommend her to my friends and community. Thank you Karina for all the trouble you went to to get me this bracelet on time.
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  • Kenneth Hillsman Aug 21, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Arrived fast and in great shape. Will definitely order from again.
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  • crystaljewel Aug 2, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Really gorgeous beads ~ a little taste of sunshine .... makes me happy just to look at them.
    Wonderful friendly seller with a great passion :) and knowledge to share. So many thank yous ....
    Vintage c. 1930 Czech Glass Trade Beads Czech Dogon African Strand, Mali
  • bluestar774 Jul 17, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I received this ring within a week of purchasing despite the distance (France to Canada). Thank you so much for the super fast shipping, Karina!

    I've been wearing the ring for several weeks now and it's become a personal favourite - the style is very unique yet versatile. I also like that it's slightly adjustable so I can wear it on different fingers. The ring arrived in great condition (you can't tell that it is vintage), no scratches other than a few tiny ones that I caused since I've been wearing it regularly. :)

    Thank you again, Karina! I am very happy and would recommend your shop to everyone.
    I received this ring within a week of purchasing despite the distance (France to Canada). Thank you so much for the super fast shipping, Karina!

    I've been wearing the ring for several weeks now and it's become a personal favourite - the style is very unique yet versatile. I also like that it's slightly adjustable so I can wear it on different fingers. The ring arrived in great condition (you can't tell that it is vintage), no scratches other than a few tiny ones that I caused since I've been wearing it regularly. :)

    Thank you again, Karina! I am very happy and...
    Tuareg African Sterling Silver Ring of Tsabit Design Handmade-Ring US Size 7 1/2, Niger

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I gladly accept exchanges

Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery

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We offer a seven (7) days return policy.

Only items shipped to the EU may be returned for refund. Please contact me by email prior to returning an item.

Our reason for the "no return for refund" policy for items shipped from the USA and Worldwide is that items entering the EU may be subject to very high import taxes and this cost would have to be deducted from your purchase price.

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Refunds will be made within 7 business days of reception of the item by us.

Shipping policies

WE OFFER FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS IN OUR SHOP!

We ship throughout the EU, USA and WORLDWIDE.

All items are shipped from FRANCE within 1-2 business days following payment. Each item is carefully packed to make sure that it reaches you in excellent condition.
Once your purchase is shipping, we will send you an email confirmation that you package is on its way.

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Larger and heavier packages will be sent via a designated carrier, tracking numbers will be provided.

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Shipping is via Priority Mail with tracking number provided (if applicable).
Larger and heavier packages will be sent via a designated carrier, tracking numbers be provided.
Upon our discretion 'Signature on Delivery' may be requested.
Delay for reception: will vary according to your location.

Buyers in CHINA - Please note that shipping will be via Registered Mail, Colissimo International or if warranted, by Chronopost and the extra cost for the service will be paid by the buyer.

USA buyers, please take into account that additional delays may be caused by packages being held up in customs as a result of new regulations being enforced.

USA and International buyers, please note that we are required by law to state the true value of your merchandise on your customs forms.
Delay for delivery is normally 7-10 days business days. If a package is held up in Customs Clearing upon arrival to your destination country, there can be an additional delay of sometimes 2- 3 weeks.

Upon request, we will ship via UPS or DHL or other express carrier . Should you require FAST DELIVERY of an item(s), please let us know and we will let you know of the available options, prices and additional cost.

NOTE: We will not be held responsible for lost or damaged packages or items.

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All non-EU Buyers will be entirely responsible for all customs duties, fees and taxes.
* When required, Buyers may be asked to provide a contact phone number to be included on the shipping forms.

COMBINED SHIPPING
Should you purchase multiple items, there will be no additional postage charge.
Please NOTE that NO Handling or Processing Fees will ever be added to your shipping costs.

We are glad to offer RESERVE and LAYAWAY. If you are considering purchasing an item, please contact us to place a HOLD on the item, while you make your decision on a purchase.
WE OFFER FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS IN OUR SHOP!

We ship throughout the EU, USA and WORLDWIDE.

All items are shipped from FRANCE within 1-2 business days following payment. Each item is carefully packed to make sure that it reaches you in excellent condition.
Once your purchase is shipping, we will send you an email confirmation that you package is on its way.

EU
Shipping is via Priority Mail with tracking number provided (if applicable).
Larger and heavier packages will be sent via a designated carrier, tracking numbers will be provided.

USA and INTERNATIONAL
Shipping is via Priority Mail with tracking number provided (if applicable).
Larger and heavier packages will be sent via a designated carrier, tracking numbers be provided.
Upon our discretion 'Signature on Delivery' may be requested.
Delay for reception: will vary according to your location.

Buyers in CHINA - Please note that shipping will be via Registered Mail, Colissimo International or if warranted, by Chronopost and the extra cost for the service will be paid by the buyer.

USA buyers, please take into account that additional delays may be caused by packages being held up in customs as a result of new regulations being enforced.

USA and International buyers, please note that we are required by law to state the true value of your merchandise on your customs forms.
Delay for delivery is normally 7-10 days business days. If a package is held up in Customs Clearing upon arrival to your destination country, there can be an additional delay of sometimes 2- 3 weeks.

Upon request, we will ship via UPS or DHL or other express carrier . Should you require FAST DELIVERY of an item(s), please let us know and we will let you know of the available options, prices and additional cost.

NOTE: We will not be held responsible for lost or damaged packages or items.

DUTIES and TAXES
All non-EU Buyers will be entirely responsible for all customs duties, fees and taxes.
* When required, Buyers may be asked to provide a contact phone number to be included on the shipping forms.

COMBINED SHIPPING
Should you purchase multiple items, there will be no additional postage charge.
Please NOTE that NO Handling or Processing Fees will ever be added to your shipping costs.

We are glad to offer RESERVE and LAYAWAY. If you are considering purchasing an item, please contact us to place a HOLD on the item, while you make your decision on a purchase.

Additional policies

Do not hesitate to use the Etsy Convo option for any questions you may have, I will be happy to help you in the very best possible way I can.
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