Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Night Sky Inlay

Just wanted to share some new Native American jewelry that I think is particularly beautiful and high end. It is called night sky inlay and…

Started by Patricia DeanyLatest Reply

Protecting Our Global Heritage: Don't Buy Antiquities

When I was in Tunis, I was offered antiquities for sale on a number of occasions.  As a heritage specialist, I know what treasure hunters d…

Started by Edith DLatest Reply

Scent beads

This is from an ebay auction-- an over priced necklace advertised as North African with amber and petrified wood beads. I don't know about…

Started by Patricia DeanyLatest Reply

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Protecting Our Global Heritage: Don't Buy Antiquities

When I was in Tunis, I was offered antiquities for sale on a number of occasions.  As a heritage specialist, I know what treasure hunters d…

Started by Edith D

5 Nov 29
Reply by Edith D

Tuareg jewel and the 'queen of the desert'

Glorious Tuareg woman from the Kel Ahaggar Algeria wearing a similar pendant to this new aquisition. PM me if interested. The lady is Assin…

Started by Cordelia Donohoe

1 Nov 12
Reply by Sumaiya

More information about this Ottoman silver belt

Hi-- sorry for the double post--I was wondering if anyone could provide any information or point me to a good resource for researching the…

Started by Dee Fuentes

9 Aug 25
Reply by Dee Fuentes

Need ID, possible origin, how to describe, and opinions

Hello, I am new to this discussion and have questions concerning two trade beads bought in Cameroon.  I am trying to discover their origin…

Started by Lynne Sanville

7 Aug 25
Reply by Lynne Sanville

Yemeni silver hirz necklace?

I just bought this necklace from a woman on a classifed ads, but she did't knew very much about it. She said it was berber, and that she ha…

Started by Élisabeth Parent

3 Aug 19
Reply by Cordelia Donohoe

Moroccan Berber neccklace

Eighty-four Mediterranean coral beads, 5 – 19 mm, deep reddish-dark orange colour, silky glowing patina, black pocket-marks. Twelve amazon…

Started by Wellens Willy

3 Aug 3
Reply by Cordelia Donohoe

Any help identifying this please

HI, Just picked this up off eBay as it looked rather old and tribal(ish) I know it's in a poor state (Couple of splits) but am not concern…

Started by Mark Wyndham-Jones

2 May 1
Reply by Cordelia Donohoe

Sri Lankan Pin mistaken for Spanish or Portugese rose cut stones FB discussion

Happy to share my new find ,need a repair though :).. Antique Spanish or Portuguese gilt silver pin with rose cut stones (they did not test…

Started by Cordelia Donohoe

2 Mar 29
Reply by Cordelia Donohoe

Tunisian cone pendant with dangles

A lovely smooth and tactile cone pendant from Tunisia. Would this have been worn as one pendant or as a pair. Does anyone know how it would…

Started by Cordelia Donohoe

2 Mar 13
Reply by Cordelia Donohoe

antique Moroccan khamsa with dagger added later date 1870

Started by Cordelia Donohoe

0 Mar 1

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