Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment




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May need help

Posted by Voodooschaaf on July 9, 2018 at 13:27 1 Comment

beads from Guinea-Bissau

Posted by Patty C. Rice on March 2, 2018 at 21:30 2 Comments

New Books on Tunisian Jewelry

Posted by Edith D on October 6, 2017 at 4:08 16 Comments

Berber facial tattoos

Posted by Cordelia Donohoe on August 8, 2017 at 11:49 1 Comment

In Memory of C'est Magnifique

Posted by Edith D on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 3 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


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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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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo

DSC_0119 Newly made-Libyan bracelet

"This piece being crafted recently doesnot hold old hall marks. But it has similarity in its design and also done with same traditional craft work."
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo

DSC_0520 New Libyan Cuff- Side view

"Thank you Thelma: I am pleased that you apprecciate the fine wire work which is quite delicate and time consuming being all hand-made. But filigree work is always  fine and delicate."
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo

DSC_0294 Libyan Bracelet

"Thank you for the comment. I am pleased that you liked the item posted."
Parvez sandhu is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Jul 10
Voodooschaaf commented on Voodooschaaf's blog post May need help
"This are the other pics: So sorry for the long post, I was looking 4 help 4 about 20 years and noone knows about this, any help will be highly appreciated. Best regards, Shura"
Jul 9
Voodooschaaf posted a blog post

May need help

Dear forum,I am contacting u because I am a collector of  (mostly) silver jewellry.And this one I own about 50 years, I am not sure where it comes from and I showed it several jewelmakers and the also do not no anything about this ring, so I try to get help here because I wanna know the story behind.…See More
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Linda Kanu commented on Peter Hoesli's photo

Pendant - Abania

"Beautiful piece! Probably part of the assemble of Xhubleta worn by Albanian highlanders. The 'scissors' is renovated/changed."
Jul 1
Linda Kanu commented on faldi's photo


"Amazing piece! Where is it from?"
Jul 1
Mustafa J. Salem posted a photo

DSC_0294 Libyan Bracelet

All hand-made, all Gold plated silver 900
Jul 1
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Marilyn P Zylstra commented on Dr.Speck's photo

Venetian millefiori trade beads

"Lovely.  Is this your photo?  I would like to use it in a new book.  I need your permission"
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