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CENTRAL ASIAN SILVER RING

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 NIELLOED SILVER RING

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: […]

OLD TORQUE FROM THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE

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, […]

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ingrid Langerak commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Earrings - Saudi Arabia

"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."
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Earrings - Saudi Arabia

"Dear 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 -…"
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ingrid Langerak commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Earrings - Saudi Arabia

"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…"
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Earrings - Saudi Arabia

"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"
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Edith D commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
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Earrings - Saudi Arabia

"I love that these were so obviously worn and loved!"
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Tuareg earrings

"Very nice! I would not sell them either... with kind regards. Peter"
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Bangles

"Gorgeous details. Is this enamel? I just love the colors on these pieces! Very special! Peter"
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Old Bangles

"Very beautiful! Congratulations! Peter"
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Necklace with Yemeni coins.

"Stunning Peter, such lovely patina!!  Great shape!! :)"
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Timbuktu gallery commented on Betty's photo
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Liquid

"Another beauty!! PS:  Love your photographs!  Love the fragment! xx "
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Soft silver

"Hi Betty, That is so beautiful!! What a really great collection, stunning patina. :)  "
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Thelma commented on Dagmara Haładaj's photo
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Turkoman bracelet from Afghanistan

"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…"
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A well used hat decoration

"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…"
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Bali Earrings

"So, I think that similar earrings would have traditionally had a thicker shaft. The piercing on the ear lobe would be fairly large to accommodate such an ornament."
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Bali Earrings

These are new earrings made in Bali. I thought they were interesting since they have thin wire posts, but the posts have a sheath that imitates the traditional ear plugs. 925 silver with gold wash.
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Thelma commented on Dagmara Haładaj's photo
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Iranian amulet with two little hamsa's.

"Like Peter, I think the hamsas are a treasure."
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Thelma commented on Dagmara Haładaj's photo
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Turkoman bracelet from Afghanistan

"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,…"
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ID please! Kurdish?

I would be grateful for help about identifying this pendant. I was wandering if it can be Yazidi or Kurdish?
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