In Pre Columbian times, in some societies, chieftains and captains would pierce their nose and ears at the end of their long training at special ceremonies and temples. After that, they could wear earrings and nose rings to show their rank. For example in the Zenu tradition the most impressive items are ear ornaments, which are genuine achievements of goldwork art. They were not made with wire threads of metal, as the filigree technique implies, but cast by the lostwax process. Complex networks of zigzag patterns, triangles and other motifs are exquisitely put together to result in these unique ethnic gold nose rings and 24k gold earrings.


These artifacts are 24 karat gold plated and and made by the only authorized manufacturer of the original pieces displayed at the famed Gold Museum (Museo del Oro - Bogotá).