Samburu: Beads such as the famous ‘Samburu’ communicate social status for both men and women of the Samburu tribes. A beautiful girl has many admirers who make gifts of these beads. A beautiful girl would have a substantial collection of necklaces, indicating her great desirability and thereby helping to secure a proposal of marriage. Samburu beads are believed to enhance the wearer’s fertility and are coveted for their ochre color. Rarer than diamonds, these beads are truly a girls best friend.