Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Comment by Thelma on February 27, 2014 at 12:56

I'm so sorry you didn't bring anything back Sarah. Wish I could have been there. Hope someone from EJ was successful in the bidding. Can imagine the atmosphere ... the combination of excitement and heartbreak! Where did the collection come from?

Comment by Frankie Carter on February 22, 2014 at 9:49

Thank you, Sarah - a great and intense description. Almost as good as being there.........almost.........

Comment by Cordelia Donohoe on February 21, 2014 at 9:45
Fascinating. And thanks for sharing
Comment by Alaa eddine SAGID on February 20, 2014 at 17:27

A lovely experience i had the chance to share with Sarah

@Preethi:

The headress was so old that it received fixing at some stage of its early life and in a ethnic context.

No harm in it and actually it becomes much more humane in a sense that before seing it in real life i did oncsider it as an fairy tale!!

Comment by Preethi on February 20, 2014 at 13:59

Good read, Sarah! Thanks.

I was shocked to read that the Sirouan headdress, which went at a steep price, was a composite of various elements. Were these elements true to style or were they a mix? Why would such a piece command such a price?

Comment by Eva Baby on February 20, 2014 at 10:55

Just read it, it does Sound very exciting! Also liked the photos! Especially that round pendant, I had never seen before. Thanks for sharing your experience, loved reading it!

Comment by ingrid Langerak on February 20, 2014 at 0:25
Gosh Sarah reading your article I could taste the atmosphere and your excitement and expectation and the defeated feeling. But a learning process to learn how these pieces lay in the serious collector,s market.
But....when you returned home you were in bed with a serious cold? Enjoyed your adventure,, Thank you,
Gr. Ingrid.
Comment by SARAH CORBETT on February 19, 2014 at 23:34

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