Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Berber facial tattoos

Posted by Cordelia Donohoe on August 8, 2017 at 11:49 0 Comments

In Memory of C'est Magnifique

Posted by Edith D on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 2 Comments

Bracelets, Dagestan

Posted by Rai Ismail on April 15, 2017 at 16:00 0 Comments

Silver in ethnic jewellery

Posted by Thelma on April 3, 2017 at 13:30 9 Comments

Natural vs Synthetic

Posted by IDenteco on March 11, 2017 at 13:32 0 Comments

wedding dress

Posted by Rai Ismail on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 2 Comments

Armenians and Valentine's day

Posted by IDenteco on February 12, 2017 at 20:32 2 Comments

Armenian symbol of eternity

Posted by IDenteco on January 17, 2017 at 19:52 0 Comments

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Join this informal and friendly forum to learn about, show and discuss traditional and vintage ethnic jewels and textiles - age, provenance, region. Do ask any questions you have by uploading a photo or a discussion. We have a massive searchable data base of over 20,000 images in the gallery to support your research. If you add your own photos to the site, please tag them so that others can use them for research too.

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Cordelia Donohoe commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Lynne Sanville replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
"Thank you so much for your reply.  I am fascinated by them.  They are little works of art, and you have to wonder what stories they could tell, like so many of things traded in the world.  Cameroon was, at one time, a colony of…"
15 hours ago
Ethnic Embellishments replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
"I believe these are known as marble beads, originally made in Germany for African trade.  I believe that most are quite valuable and run several hundred dollars each, depending on the style and rarity."
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Antique Sri Lanka Silver Gilt, Filigree Necklace

"This is a mid to late 19th century, solid silver, originally gilded necklace from Sri Lanka, (formerly Ceylon) and from the old capital city of Kandy in the island's central highlands. The central focal crescent shaped section of this Sinhalese…"
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Lynne Sanville replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
21 hours ago
Zambezi replied to Lynne Sanville's discussion Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions
"No expert in this field but in my opinion this is a antique glass marble bead created at the turn of the century in Lauscha, Germany.If you google Marble beads together with trade beads you will most probably find quiet a few cross…"
21 hours ago
Lynne Sanville posted a discussion

Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions

Hello, I am new to this discussion and have questions concerning two trade beads bought in Cameroon.  I am trying to discover their origin (Venetian? German?), and how to best describe them.  They have quite a bit of age and patina on them.  I have many views of each of them.  A Google search produced a necklace from Beads of Paradise, and Pinterest link which lead to here!  :  )The cased? one (swirled multi color center) = 34mmDouble swirled one = 33.5mmThank you for your help!   See More
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Cordelia Donohoe commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Algerian bracelet pair

"Hello, I'm so sorry these magnificent beasts are sold. Cordelia"
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Stefany Tomalin posted a status
"getting ready for my market stall next weekend- see my blog post-"
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Stefany Tomalin posted a blog post

beads at Kings Cross Canopy Market

Next weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday Aug 25th, 26th, 27th- i'll have a stall in the Canopy Market behind Kings Cross -next to the big Waitrose and the Art College- selling mostly loose single decorative handmade glass beads from India, as well as fascinating and rare pendants, colourful embroidery beads, shell, stone, metal and wood beads, inexpensive necklaces, bracelets and tribal beaded dresses! and my book for bead collectors...Stefany Tomalin, Beadtreasures, bead I.D. consultant,…See More
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Tribal Art London Fair Sept 6 to 9th at The Mall Galleries

September 6, 2017 at 10:30am to September 9, 2017 at 7pm
Masks, textiles, jewels, talks and MORE, The private view is on the evening of the 5th. A fascinating and top class international fair of ethnographic items . Londons best!Please see website of fair for catalogue.See More
Monday
Linda Pastorino commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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Khiva necklace close

"Hi Michael your asking me about bracelets under an Uzbek necklace image. Let me know which bracelets you are referring to. Also e mail me directly instead of through ethnic jewels as my computer outlook is not working and e mail on phone is and…"
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michele frieze commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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MAURITANIAN pair of bracelets

"What is the price of these?"
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michele frieze posted a status
"Do I have to ask for all the prices of pieces I am interested in? Thnk you"
Monday
michele frieze posted a status
"Prices and sizes."
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michele frieze commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Algerian bracelet pair

"What is the price?"
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ALEKSANDR EMELIANOV commented on ALEKSANDR EMELIANOV's photo
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Old Berber bracelet.

"Hello, the price of this bracelet is 165$ + 15$ shipping"
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michele frieze commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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Khiva necklace close

"Linda, How do I get prices on the bracelets?"
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Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions

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Yemeni silver hirz necklace?

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Moroccan Berber neccklace

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