The art of making silver jewelry is a very ancient Moroccan tradition. They have been producing jewelry by first extracting the silver from the ore for generations. The silver jewelry comes in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes the pieces are set with semiprecious stones, studs inlaid with enamels to natural amber and produce stunning and original works of art. Jewelry was an integral part of tribal life indicating kinship and wealth. It was also believed to heal and protect. For Berber women of the Rif Mountains nomads and oasis dwellers, jewelry could be traded or sold to meet the needs of their family. Jewelry was therefore a significant part of a dowry and a meaningful gift throughout life. Jewelry plays an important role in the social life of Moroccan women. The indigenous Berber women of Morocco have a rich history of body adornment. They are from facial tattoos to exotic jewelry. They have a unique set of cultural norms which are still practiced in many areas of modern Morocco. The lineage of jewelry craftsmen is still very much alive. Moroccan jewelry is some of the most coveted in all of Africa. The making of jewelry has a long history in Morocco. Today, gold and silverwork is done throughout the country and when you travel to the country on your Morocco tour, you will be able to visit the huge gold markets held in the large cities.