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Timbuktu gallery commented on Timbuktu gallery's photo
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Ethiopian pendant

"Thank you Betty, I would love to see. :)"
15 hours ago
Betty commented on Timbuktu gallery's photo
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Ethiopian pendant

"Lovely - I made a very similar creation with two pendants recently (see my pics) combined with an ethiopian brass ring and a Tiv hair bead. Looks great, but very loud :-))"
19 hours ago
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Betty commented on Betty's photo
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Mystery mother of pearl fragment - 3 magi

"Dear Stefany, incredibly I only found your comments now while looking for sth.. else! Thanks a lot for showing your lovely pieces and for the most interesting information. The size of the round parts with the depiction of the holy family etc. is…"
yesterday
Lizzy posted a status
"A recent purchase. French 800 grade silver mark and unknown makers mark. North African?"
yesterday
Lizzy posted photos
yesterday
Joost Daalder commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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granulated bracelet detail

"Fantastically well made and very impressive."
Saturday
Joost Daalder commented on Linda Pastorino's photo
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shan bangle medium

"A good piece!"
Saturday
milene rust posted photos
Friday
milene rust commented on milene rust's photo
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Winter Collection

"Thanks Thelma!"
Friday
Betty commented on Betty's photo
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Knobs

"Thank you Ingrid and Lynn. The ring looks quite heavy, Ingrid, but it is actually smallish and light weight (very comfy to wear!). I attach a pic: "
Friday
Betty commented on Thelma's photo
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An ancient carnelian

"Dear Thelma, you are not alone with your "a bit ad hoc and chaotic" set ups. I mostly use a home-made black box, but also use card boards and whatever seems useful to create the desired effect :-) "
Friday
Betty commented on Betty's photo
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A classic beauty...

"Thank you, Mustafa. Unfortunately the hallmark has been mostly worn away, but I think is definitely 1st half of 20th century. In spite of its weight its quite comfortable to wear."
Friday
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Betty's photo
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A classic beauty...

"Beautiful piece. Classy, looks quite old much worn... nice to have ... Congratulations for the nice  addition."
Friday
Thelma commented on Thelma's photo
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An ancient carnelian

"Dear Lynn, Thank you for the perceptive comments. Sometimes it takes a long time for the eye to see the different in-depth aspects of these pieces. You ask about my set up. Well, it is a bit ad hoc and chaotic. I've tried light boxes and black…"
Friday
Lynn Ardent commented on Jose M. Pery's photo
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Rashaida cuffs

"Congratulations Jose, these are spectacular!  I love the huge knobs and I have not seen this configuration before."
Thursday
Lynn Ardent commented on Thelma's photo
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An ancient carnelian

"Dear Thelma, what a gorgeous pendant, congratulations!!  As usual you select pieces with incredible artistic balance and detail.  My favorite elements on this pendant...  The mottled carnelian in its rounded octagon bezel with the…"
Thursday
Lynn Ardent commented on Betty's photo
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Knobs

"A beautiful ring, gracefully photographed.  It's lovely!"
Thursday
Thelma commented on Thelma's photo
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An ancient carnelian

"Thanks Betty, Hillary and Ingrid for the kind comments. Yes it is very wearable :)). @Peter, thank you very much for the photo. The two pendants are almost exactly the same. Yours looks great as the centrepiece of the necklace. Alas mine has been…"
Thursday
Peter Hoesli commented on Thelma's photo
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An ancient carnelian

"Dear Thelma; This is a wonderful piece. I believe that they come like this and are worn as a necklace. I have a similar item, of which I attach a photo below. With kind regards. Peter"
Thursday

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