These gorgeous find silver (.999) earrings feature rare red African "Don Don Sole" Wedding Beads (also sometimes known as "Mali Sweeties"). These colorful glass beads were made in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) between 1800 and 1940. They were traded into West Africa where they were often sewn onto fabric, woven into elaborate hair styles, and incorporated into jewelry. Traditionally, they were presented to and worn by brides on their wedding day. This is a one-of-a-kind piece, so you are wearing an original work of art. Findings: Fine Silver (.999) Red African Wedding Beads Please note that I work with antique beads (like the African Wedding Beads) that have been reliably sourced for authenticity. Shouldn't your jewelry tell a story as fascinating as your own?