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Scent beads

Started by Patricia Deany in Discussions. Last reply by ait ouakli 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Very beautiful piece from Bosnia

Started by Patricia Deany in Discussions. Last reply by Lynn Ardent on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Is this North African?

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ingrid Langerak commented on milene rust's photo
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Contemporary.

"Love this,what a great color combination and than the surprise red beaded chain mixed in."
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Betty commented on Betty's photo
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Earrings Caucasus 1

"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…"
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Peter Hoesli commented on Betty's photo
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Earrings Caucasus 1

"Dear Betty - They are gorgeous! Congratulations! Peter"
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ait ouakli replied to Patricia Deany's discussion Scent beads
"hi patty, i see it as scented beads too,the barrel ones look to me as synthetic the petrified stone is not used in northafrica. isaw it as decoration, big pieces,in the original stone size"
14 hours ago
SARAH CORBETT replied to Patricia Deany's discussion Scent beads
"These may be baltic cognac amber, but more likely to be bakelite...lovely schkab beads though! Well sleuthed Patti!"
16 hours ago
Patricia Deany posted a discussion

Scent beads

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
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Eva Baby commented on Betty's photo
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Filigree belt buckle detail2

"thank you for the Information, These Details are really really wonderful! !"
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Betty commented on Frankie Carter's photo
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925/Sterling Niello Silver Kazakh Bracelet/Bangle.

"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…"
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Filigree belt buckle detail2

"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…"
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Filigree belt buckle and decoration

"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…"
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73 gms

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Ambers

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104 gms

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Peter Hoesli commented on Betty's photo
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Filigree belt buckle and decoration

"Oh Betty, so you did buy the belt buckle. Well done and congratulations - it is a gorgeous piece! With kind regards. Peter"
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Eva Baby commented on Betty's photo
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Filigree belt buckle detail2

"beautiful Details!!! the circular middle pieces remind me of --------- something out of Europe. I am sure you know what I mean."
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