Central Asian silver ring, partly gilded with on top a facetted green glass bead and decorated all round with floral engravings. Even when seen from the back, this ring is of outstanding quality. The patina is also remarquable. (total diameter: 3, 7 cm). Size: 55 (17,5). Mid 20° century. Weight: 42 gr Code: AFG056 Ref. […]
Central Asian silver ring, partly gilded, decorated on top with a very nice nielloed pattern. The origin is probably Buchara in Uzbekistan. The patina is also remarquable. (total diameter: 3 cm). Size: 59 (19). Early to Mid 20° century. Ref. “A world of rings” by Anne van Cutsem, Skira: page 107. Weight: 23 gr. code: […]
A torque or neck ring from the Golden Triangle. This one is probably from the Mien Tribe (or Yao tribe) with the traditional flower carvings (inner diameter: 21,8 cm). It’s made of mix metals with a little bit silver (early to mid 20° century). Weight: 415 gr Code: LAOA86 Price: on request. For more information, […]
"Dear Peter, Even in Ethiopia and Eritrea men are not to be see with jewelry. perhaps like you said a wedding ring and perhaps a coptic cross or a protective amulet. But I am here talking about some odd 70-80 yrs. ago. Gr. Ingrid."
Many thanks for your message. This is an interesting thought. However, I have never seen a photo of a Saudi man, wearing an earring. They are real "machos" here and also due to religion, they are not wearing any gold jewelry -…"
"Dear Peter, I wonder if those earrings were worn a s a single by men. I do have a set of Eritrea also not completely matching. And I was told by older men of Eritrea that they remembered from their youth that some fancy men were wearing…"
"Many thanks for your kind comments. I agree with you, these earrings are really beautifully worn. It took me ages to single this matching pair out of the pile of earrings - all similar but then not matching... With kind regards. Peter"
"Yes, I noticed the verdigris. It's possible that it is related to the quality of the silver that was used - too much copper mixed in with it - and the fact that the bracelet may have been kept in damp conditions. Have you tried testing for…"
"Thanks Betty. Problem finally solved. Here is a different picture of the hat decoration below, from Rachel Hasson's book Later Islamic Jewellery (Thanks, Joost). The caption tells us that the piece is a 'Gilded silver TURBAN…"
"Hello Dagmara. This is very interesting. Turkoman bracelets are usually made of silver, sometimes overlaid with a layer of gold. Is this what you can see here? It certainly looks as if it is Turkoman - the surface divided by those three plain bands,…"