From the 17th to the 19th centuries, the western coastline of Africa was referred to as the Barbary Coast by Europeans.
The region became very important for trade, and European travelers brought back beautiful handmade jewelry made by the talented African artisans, showing off pieces with gorgeous beads produced from natural precious and semiprecious stones. The John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry Barbary Coast collection was inspired by these jewelry pieces and shows off the gorgeous qualities of African opals, amber stones, garnets and other exquisitely colored gems.
Lively shapes and countless layers of richly textured semi-precious gemstones define the Barbary Coast bracelet collection. This show stopping beaded gemstone bracelet assortment features gold vermeil, 14K gold, 18Kgold, and fine and sterling silver, along with a wide variety of African Opal, Amber, Carnelian, Garnet, and Onyx gemstones. For those who love a statement, the Barbary Coast bracelet collection makes a great accent for those that choose to create an ensemble around their jewelry.