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Old silver indian bracelet from Himachal Pradesh

Old indian silver bracelet coming from Himachal Pradesh. These type of bracelets are worn by the Gaddi Tribe women. The small embossed decorative patterns continue onto the side and the edges of the bangle and around the entire circumference of the rim. The two ends meet together to be joined in a clasp decorated with […]

Tribal ethnic earrings from Ladakh

These are beautiful Ladakh earrings, in the himalayan region of India, made of brass with “faux” turquoise gemstones made of glass in a flower pattern. Fuchsia glass beads are in the middle of the composition. Six strings of small pearls hang from the turquoise flower. These type of earrings are still worn in Leh, the […]

Old silver Indian bracelet from Himachal Pradesh

Beautiful old indian silver bracelet coming from Himachal Pradesh, called Banga. The silver of the bracelet itself is beautifully decorated with openwork. Several small dangles and leaf shape pendants hang from all around the cuff in long chains, looking charming on the arm and making a nice sound when moving. These are rare bracelets difficult […]

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PENDANT - PALESTINE

"Very nice Peter. Its rare to find a complete piece in such a good condition.Congratulations!Br"
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"Thank you Fatema. beautiful work really. Gr. Ingrid"
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"Thanks . not pure Silver.. but Silver coated.!!"
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"Beautiful display of well made and solid looking rings. Peter. Sriking some of them. Gr. Ingrid."
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"Very Beautiful Fatema, are they silver?"
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"Very nice ring Fatema! covers all three finger. Br"
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RINGS - OMAN

"This is a wonderful photo of Omani rings Peter! I love it... I would like to add the below two styles, one with gold wash and the other is an interesting hexagon shape.Br "
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IMG_1086-1 silver wedding cresent, from Ethiopia, Hareque, Harrar.

"You know Mustafa, most of the old silversmith were poor, because of the many hours of work they put into it and they way it was sold per. gr.  so little even in gold the same work about 3 x more per gr. which still was far underpaid.  Only…"
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IMG_1086-1 silver wedding cresent, from Ethiopia, Hareque, Harrar.

"Once again Thank you Mustafa.  It is a beauty in its kind really and I love silver it is at least material worthy of this kind of work, but out of shortage of silver material they have made many in nickel covered in a silver bath.  Which…"
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IMG_1085-1Backside of silver wedding cresent

"Thank you Mustafa.  I love the size also."
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_1086-1 silver wedding cresent, from Ethiopia, Hareque, Harrar.

"Magnificent piece Ingrid. This crescent has a lot of small items on it which must have taken along time to complete. Being an original piece with high quality silver adds to its value... Congratulations for this nice piece Ingrid."
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Oman rings

"Thank you for the very informative information Peter, your surely a much better writer than I am:) Correct, these are rings worn on the index finger (in Arabic its called Sababah) and amongst them you can find some which are indentical…"
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_1085-1Backside of silver wedding cresent

"This is a beautiful crescent. Small pendants makes it even more of a beauty."
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Gioielli Tunisia

"This is very interesting Bianca. Many thanks for posting them. With kind regards. Peter"
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Peter Hoesli commented on Silver lover's photo
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Oman rings

"By the way, the above are mostly rings to be worn on the index finger... Regards. Peter"
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DSC_0411 An Old Libyan Necklace 'Lebba'

This old piece is a typical Libyan Necklace which used to be worn for occasions ' not for every day use'. Good quality silver, gold plated. Hall marked in Tripoli.
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"Just another detailed view of the silver prayer necklaces of Ethiopia."
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