Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Mar 29. 2 Replies

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 for diamonds but electronically tested between Spinel and…Continue

Tags: Spanish, Portugese, saree, stones, cut

Tunisian cone pendant with dangles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Mar 13. 2 Replies

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 have been worn?…Continue

Tags: pendant, dangles, silver, cone, Tunisian

Trying to ascertain age of these

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cordelia Donohoe Dec 5, 2015. 2 Replies

I'll show the back too…Continue

Tags: hallmark, earring, Kabyle

 

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Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Carved amber

"I see - I wouldn't want to wear them without a little soak in bicarb first then! Thank you for sharing...it would be all too easy to accept them as genuine without the heads up."
Apr 19
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Carved amber

"Hi Charlotte, it is very difficult to tell the age of these beads as they were produced over about 30 years. I somehow do not think that any of these are the earliest Bakelite ones tho. I think the main thing is that the carving is more recent…"
Apr 19
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Carved amber

"Very interesting to see! Am I correct that the dark red beads are old, but the lighter carved spots show that the resin has not oxidised yet, and therefore the spots are new?"
Apr 19
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The khalili collections - superb site showing collections

Professor Khalili is a world renowned scholar, collector, benefactor and philanthropist as well as a successful businessman. His collections, which consist of 35,000 items, include the arts of the Islamic World, Japanese art from the Meiji period, Swedish textiles, Spanish damascened metalwork and Enamels; each one being the…See More
Apr 18
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Dayna Griego's photo
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208 Tuareg Carnelian Ring

"Thanks for your comment, I think you are right, Dayna, its not a classic Tuareg ring, more Mauritanian with its granulation"
Apr 17
Cordelia Donohoe commented on SARAH CORBETT's photo
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ait ouarzguit pendant necklace by faouzi

"Yes, it is, he has a wonderful sense of design and has access to great old pieces too"
Apr 17
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Large Siwa Cuff

"Thanks for sharing, its a very informative post. I'll feature it. Warm wishes Cordelia"
Apr 14
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Carved amber

A Happy easter to everyone! Here is a photo of some fake aged phenolic resin beads. These carved African beads originally made in Europe are a kind of Bakelite traded particularly to Mauritania in the early to mid 20th C. and carved there. The…
Apr 13
Cordelia Donohoe commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Indian or Burmese silver buttons

"Apparently these stopped being made around 1930 and similar figures can be seen on silver bowls of the same period."
Apr 11
Cordelia Donohoe commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Indian or Burmese silver buttons

"I think these could have been made for the export trade"
Apr 10
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Apr 10
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Afghan Necklace

"Well there is lapis  mined in Afghanistan and many necklaces and other pieces are made there for the export market, so it may well come from there. Ive just never seen a traditional jewel like that from those regions, perhaps another member may…"
Apr 10
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Kadambari London one day sale event at St Annes Church

April 29, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
Rashantha Therese Devanesan is inspired by ancient Indian, Central and Southeast Asian cultures, at affordable prices. She uses only natural materials in the form of precious and semi-precious gemstone beads and metals to design and craft each piece, each piece is unique, no two pieces are ever the same and cannot be recreated in the identical style. This is a fundraiser event for the Sunera Foundation.See her website …See More
Apr 10
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WHO WE ARE

Sarah Corbett opened this forum in 2010 after coming across a treasure trove of Berber jewels in Morocco.  Being a person of great curiosity and passion, Sarah immersed herself in all aspects of Amazigh jewels. She soon became aware that pieces she…
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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
bracelets. earrings, rings necklaces
Jewels from which regions interest you?
North Africa, West Africa, India, Pakistan

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The khalili collections - superb site showing collections

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 18:30 0 Comments

Professor Khalili is a world renowned scholar, collector, benefactor and philanthropist as well as a successful businessman. His collections, which consist of 35,000 items, include the arts of the Islamic World, Japanese art from the Meiji period, Swedish textiles, Spanish damascened metalwork and…

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The London Antique textile and Tribal Art Fair Sunday June 8th

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 22:39 1 Comment

'Unusual pieces each with a story to tell take centre stage at this respected fair loved by collectors and interior designers. More than 50 exhibitors bring in their treasures collected from around the world -  African textiles, Asian rugs, embroideries and striking jewellery from as far as Africa and Afghanistan.' 10.30am to 5pm at the Olympia Hilton Hotel. Hope to see you there, Cordelia x

Hamsa question

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 19:30 3 Comments

hello lovely peops. I have this wonderful old Moroccan hamsa and the symbols are really intriguing me. I am trying to find out all about it. Apparently the four petalled rose on a door means the house belongs to Christians. Does anyone think that it means that it is a Christian…

My daddy, bless him

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 17:41 5 Comments

A little piece I wrote on my dad in my blog, I only hope I can find such great things....

http://azultribe.com/2014/02/17/conversations-with-my-father/…

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At 8:26 on March 16, 2017, Marina von der Ruhr said…

Thank you, Cordelia, great to be here! 

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