Bulawayo Shield Gold Pendant Necklace - Dalasini



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Bulawayo Shield Gold Pendant Necklace

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  • Audacious doesn't even begin to describe this stunning statement necklace. Named for the royal kraal of Shaka Zulu, a legendary king and founder of the Zulu Empire in the early decades of the 19th century, the Bulawayo Shield Pendant Necklace, centered by a spear, is a symbol of indomitable spirit.

    A bold choice for business meetings and casual occasions alike, wear yours with the matching earrings to make an even bolder statement.

    The Story

    Sigidi kaSenzangakhona commonly known as Shaka Zulu, was credited with creating a fearless fighting force that conquered southern Africa. During his brief reign, more than a hundred chiefdoms were brought together in a Zulu kingdom which survived not only his death but later military defeat and calculated attempts to break it up.

    Military success came quickly to Shaka as he was outstanding in organizing his army. His regiments were armed with new weapons called assegais. These were a type of short spear but with a long blade, and almost always deadly for the adversary.

    “Victory or death” he would shout at his warriors to encourage them before carrying out a new campaign, a rallying cry that wouldn't be out of place in today's dog eat dog world.