Amber is the most valuable raw material. Rabaté write: "The most remarquable component of jewelry is undoubtedly the yellow or brown amber. In serveral regions voluminous necklaces have been made with it. But the amber is also used in form of smaller pearls in various combinations. Amber of good quality still has an important commercial value. It is therefore often replaced by imitations to produce the same impact.
Very often one can find also pearls of red corall, round or elongated or their imitations. Besides, there are used mussel shells, especially in the southern oasis, also leather. breaded to fine laces. Cloves in great quantities are often threaded into thick chains. Not to forget the numerous pearls of import, which make necklaces and which are very popular. (...) Capuchons of garnet and cornel berries can be found in some old jewels."