Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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In Memory of C'est Magnifique

Posted by Edith D on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 2 Comments

Bracelets, Dagestan

Posted by Rai Ismail on April 15, 2017 at 16:00 0 Comments

Silver in ethnic jewellery

Posted by Thelma on April 3, 2017 at 13:30 9 Comments

Natural vs Synthetic

Posted by IDenteco on March 11, 2017 at 13:32 0 Comments

wedding dress

Posted by Rai Ismail on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 2 Comments

Armenians and Valentine's day

Posted by IDenteco on February 12, 2017 at 20:32 2 Comments

Armenian symbol of eternity

Posted by IDenteco on January 17, 2017 at 19:52 0 Comments

Introduction to Armenian jewellery

Posted by IDenteco on December 27, 2016 at 20:35 0 Comments

MY BEAD THREADING CLASSES

Posted by Stefany Tomalin on July 31, 2016 at 13:09 0 Comments

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Join this informal and friendly forum to learn about, show and discuss traditional and vintage ethnic jewels and textiles - age, provenance, region. Do ask any questions you have by uploading a photo or a discussion. We have a massive searchable data base of over 20,000 images in the gallery to support your research. If you add your own photos to the site, please tag them so that others can use them for research too.

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Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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Dayak Bead Work with Interlaced Pattern

"And here is a photo of the entire purse."
4 hours ago
Edith D posted photos
5 hours ago
Edith D commented on Edith D's blog post In Memory of C'est Magnifique
"It was an amazing place....tiny and dark, but covered from floor to ceiling with jewelry from Africa, Asia and the Near East. There was a small workbench with a tiny desk lamp located behind a glass case lined with newer pieces.. I had not been to…"
Friday
Cordelia Donohoe posted a photo

MAURITANIAN pair of bracelets

These are variations on a style of bracelets from the Mauritanian, Layoune, Western Sahara type of knobby bracelet. Rare to find such a magnificent pair. Pairs of bracelets were the norm. And I always love finding two.
Thursday
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Edith D's blog post In Memory of C'est Magnifique
"Thanks for sharing Edith, I wish I could see more closely the shop contents. Cx"
Thursday
Edith D posted a blog post

In Memory of C'est Magnifique

Recently I learned that my favorite store in Greenwich Village has closed.  Along with the death of David Bowie, this was another cultural loss to mark the passing of my youth.  Back in the 1980s I sported spiked hair, purple lipstick and a pair of black shoes with silver skull buckles.  I always walked around with a cassette tape…See More
Thursday
Cordelia Donohoe commented on bianca maggi's photo
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"Very interesting pieces, thanks so much for posting"
Tuesday
Vicki Wilson is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Tuesday
bianca maggi posted photos
May 15
Cordelia Donohoe posted a photo

Algerian bracelet pair

An extremely rare pair of Algerian bracelets. A silver copper mix with a higher silver plated interior. Comes from the Algerian south westConnected to the bracelet tradition of protruding parts coming from the East.Likely with a Jewish background…
May 14
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Nancy Lee Conklin's photo
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"Hi Nancy I would guess its Indian but Ive put it on FB as some of our experts are on there so lets see what they say!"
May 14
Nancy Lee Conklin commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Albanian waist coat

"Wonderful handiwork.Amazing."
May 13
Nancy Lee Conklin commented on Nancy Lee Conklin's photo
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"Can anyone provide me with any information about this bracelet?Age?Value?"
May 13
Nancy Lee Conklin posted photos
May 13
Bassey George is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
May 12
Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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Anklet from Maruda

"This anklet is based in earlier Javanese forms.  The slightly graduated globular forms at the ring of the anklet are similar to ancient ones. And here is a bracelet from the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art dating from the Central…"
May 12
Edith D posted photos
May 12
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Sirkam from Sumatra

"The top edge of comb with bird detail and center set stone."
May 12
Edith D commented on Edith D's photo
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Sirkam from Sumatra

"A detail of the bird ornamenting the top corner of the comb and the stones set into the obverse side."
May 12
michelle hank is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
May 11

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Any help identifying this please

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Tunisian cone pendant with dangles

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