Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Edwina Williams
  • New York, NY
  • United States
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Tibetan red amber

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jamey D. Allen Oct 6. 3 Replies

I am looking for information about these beads which I acquired in the Tibetan community of Dharamsala, India in 1973. They were said to be Tibetan red amber, and had been used for a Tibetan mala…Continue

 

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Jamey D. Allen replied to Edwina Williams's discussion Tibetan red amber
"Hello Edwina, You wrote "red coral" twice in your message—though we are discussing amber. (!). It is very true that many products, particularly for the wealthy, came to Tibet from China.  As an aside, even turquoise was largely…"
Oct 6
Edwina Williams replied to Edwina Williams's discussion Tibetan red amber
Oct 4
Jamey D. Allen replied to Edwina Williams's discussion Tibetan red amber
"Hello Edwina, The use of amber, particularly red amber, as a Tibetan prayer strand would be very uncommon.  Though it it certainly not impossible, strands such as you show are more likely to be Chinese. They might be worn by Buddhists; or…"
Oct 4
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Tibetan red amber

I am looking for information about these beads which I acquired in the Tibetan community of Dharamsala, India in 1973. They were said to be Tibetan red amber, and had been used for a Tibetan mala (rosary). There are 105 beads, almost 1/2 inch wide, and a few of them are opaque. They are very light.See More
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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
Native American, especially turquoise and silverwork; Tibetan; Morocco
Jewels from which regions interest you?
Southwest USA; Tibet; North Africa

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Tibetan red amber

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