when bronze work was common, crafting these pieces became more intricate. Bronze pieces were normally decorated with ivory or precious stones & several of these pieces were identified with royalty. Beads have also played a important role in African culture & can be seen today in lots of of the pretty pieces of jewelry created by the expert craftsmen who make them.
Modern African pieces still stay true to the same historic values & meanings of the past. These values represent different elements of African culture & reveal the importance of each piece of jewelry, which in turn makes them so special to collectors & art lovers in every single place.