Wearing necklaces with intense colors has been part of the culture of many people for centuries, especially tribal ones, for whom the shape, materials and colors often have a tradition and a precise meaning. In addition to giving beauty to women, jewels are also powerful amulets. Each community gives the jewel a strong symbolic value, so the jewel to be worn is a means of communication that connects the man in society:
Berber women combine amber and coral, whose intense red is a symbol of warmth and life force, with glass beads, enameled silver and coins.
Masai women, in Kenya, characterize their jewels with strong and bright colors, making them with infinite patience and a surprising amount of beads, while the Indians are covered with long strings of glass beads or bright colored seeds, shells and buttons of metal.
Even today the necklaces of African peoples are made with "trade beads" (glass beads), still so called today because they were produced in Europe, particularly in Venice and used as a bargaining chip to buy goods in Africa.
Many of these necklaces have a long history and the jewels that form them have often traveled from one country to another.
BRASS offers an ethnic section for those who love to wear jewels with an exotic taste, rich in meaning, history and beauty, an unconventional beauty, the life of peoples who preserve a great culture and "originality".