KISS MY RING
H O M E
The Maroc Collection is my homage to
Morocco — for the desert dwelling Tuaregs,
the nomadic Berbers — and to all the people who generously share their enchanting land with a curious wonderer, such as myself.
Morocco, as I return back to you, I am drawn
ever more into your mysterious terrain, and
with each journey, you seep deeper into my
soul, thus creating the essence for this
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MERZOUGA KHAMSA • TIZEK RING
MOOR EARRINGS & NECKLACE
TANGIER SOUK RING • SUSSANI HOOPS
'Khamsa' is the Arabic word for the number five. This design is inspired by pre-Islamic Berber
and traditional African motifs, along with magic talismans, represented here with the eye,
moon, star, heart, horseshoe and the Berber "amazigh" symbol for "free man."
Length: 2" (including bail)
18"/20" leather with silver bayonet closure
The word "tisek" is an African term for "finger ring." This interpretation from the nomadic Tuaregs
of the North African Sahara features the symbols of the Eye (for protection), the Heart, and
on center stage, the Berber motif of "amazigh" for "free man." This symbol is seen in
many incarnations through the Sahara, in decorative and political forms.
The Moors were the medieval inhabitants of Morocco, and the term "Moor" was coined
by Europeans to denote the Muslim Arabs of African descent. Etched on these
earrings are tiny flourishes and scrolls along with a cross shape encasing
four eyes, reflecting the four directions of the compass.
1 " long (with French hooks)
16 "/18" chain length
Tangier Souk Ring
Charming "poesy" of flowers and vines encircle this vintage-inspired romantic ring.
Size 10 (sizing available)
Take a flying-carpet journey to faraway North Africa with these Moor-inspired
ethnically elegant for any occasion. Oxidized with satin finish.
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