Some people say that the first jewelry was made and worn in the African continent. African jewelers initially used any material available, transforming it to give them the desired appearance. With the passing of time, the transformation processes were improved and some of the jewels you can find in Africa are real pieces of art. Jewelers use animal horn, sea shells, seeds, wood, carved stone, coconut, calabash and basically anything that nature provides. This pretty pink earring was delicately created using raffia.