Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

LauraRamsay
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Edith D commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Nepalese Brooch

"Really pretty! It looks like Ganesha."
Apr 12
Thelma commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Afghan Necklace

"Hello Laura. This lapis is a lovely luminous blue and I too think it is a contemporary piece, probably made in Afghanistan. The main lapis mines are in Badakhshan province... they have been there for thousands of years. I was interested in…"
Apr 11
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Afghan Necklace

"Thank you both for your comments. Most interesting."
Apr 11
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Indian or Burmese silver buttons

"Your conclusions are the same as mine-I have a silver rose bowl decorated in the Swami style and these button designs are similar. However, the rose bowl images are of Hindu gods-these are not, which led me to the conclusion they might be of Burmese…"
Apr 11
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
Edith D commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Afghan Necklace

"This is a pretty necklace, even if new. I am all in favor of supporting new jewelry artists. They are making the "Ethnic Jewels" for future generations!"
Apr 11
Edith D commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Afghan Necklace

"The major source for lapis lazuli is still Afghanistan and Pakistan, although smaller quantities are now found in Russia, Chile, Italy and North America. Afghanistan is generally thought by most scholars to be the only ancient source, where it was…"
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
LauraRamsay commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Indian or Burmese silver buttons

"A set of five heavy repousse work silver Indian or South East Asian buttons. Images appear to be of dancers and drummers. Large, substantial loop shanks. No hallmarks. 1 and 1/2 inches diameter. Certainly pre 1947, probably early 20thc. The Burmese…"
Apr 10
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Cordelia Donohoe commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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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
LauraRamsay commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Moroccan headband ornaments

"Thanks Cordelia. They are silver. They are quite beautiful."
Apr 10
LauraRamsay commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Afghan Necklace

"Yes, I agree Cordelia. Do you have any other thoughts about it? Perhaps it's not Afghan at all, although I was given to understand it was when I acquired it 20 years ago."
Apr 10
Cordelia Donohoe commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Afghan Necklace

"Hi Laura, it doesnt look to me like a traditional jewel, but with some elements. "
Apr 10
Cordelia Donohoe commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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Moroccan headband ornaments

"Yes, these are in very good condition. Sometimes they are metal but these look as if they are silver. Nice examples Laura"
Apr 10
LauraRamsay commented on LauraRamsay's photo
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"Two silver Berber hair ornaments. I believe there was perfumed resin inside. These are large and heavy and there are some traces of coloured enamel in places. Bought in Morocco in the Atlas mountains. The smaller one is roughly 3 inches by 1 and a…"
Apr 10

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
all ethnic buttons, fastenings, beads, jewellery.
Jewels from which regions interest you?
Morocco, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajekistan, Myanmar,....

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Created by Cordelia Donohoe Apr 10, 2017 at 4:03pm. Last updated by Cordelia Donohoe Apr 17.

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

Started by Lynne Sanville in Discussions. Last reply by Lynne Sanville 8 hours ago. 4 Replies

Yemeni silver hirz necklace?

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Moroccan Berber neccklace

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