"Thank you, Peter (also for your kind comment about the belt buckle).
Only when I saw the first pieces face to face, I really started to appreciate niello work.
These earrings, too, are much nicer in real than in the picture. It was difficult to find…"
This is from an ebay auction-- an over priced necklace advertised as North African with amber and petrified wood beads. I don't know about the amber, but the petrified wood beads are in fact Tunisian scent beads and this is the first necklace I have seen on ebay with this kind of bead Just thught I would share the pic and that knowledge, kind of a landmark for me. If the beads are, in fact, fossil amber, then the necklace is worth the price. But really no way to tell from the pic. The scent…See More
"Hi Frankie, I just stumbled across this pic. I have recently bought a very similar piece and can tell you that mine (and a twin bracelet which was bought by another EJ member from the same seller) is from the Caucasus region. Either Daghestan or…"
"Thank you Eva!
I know what you mean. I believe these filigree domes are typical features of Ottoman jewellery and became popular in many parts of the Ottoman world and at the fringes of this once vast Empire. Also in the region the two of us are…"
"Thank you everyone for your kind words.
Yes, it's a really exceptionally beautiful piece with no visible flaws. I really fell in love with it and couldn't resist...(Yes Lynn and Peter, it's the same piece I showed you earlier when I…"