Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Patricia Deany
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Does anybody know exact origin of this bracelet

Started Jun 22, 2015 0 Replies

Hi, this is described as a bronze Otoman bracelet. At first it looked a great deal like a Habbayat bracelet but it differs in linkage. Is it at all related to the Habbayat or to Palestinian jewelry…Continue

Origin for this necklace, does anybody know?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ethnic Embellishments Jun 12, 2015. 2 Replies

Curious about the origin of this ebay piece which is silver and designated as either Indian or Bedouin ( I don't think it is Bedouin). Could some expert give some help?…Continue

Night Sky Inlay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ahuva Baginski Aug 12, 2018. 8 Replies

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 is exactly that -- depictions of the night in the southwest…Continue

Where is this necklace from?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynn Ardent May 31, 2015. 4 Replies

This piece is described as being a Moroccan necklace on ebay. I don't think it is Moroccan,nor is it a necklace but I don't know where it is from, looks Indian to me. Any experts out there who can…Continue


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jewelry collection at year's end- verdigris

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 15:30 11 Comments

Every three or four months I inspect each piece of my collection for corrosion or verdigris. I think that is a very good idea for anybody with an extensive collection that they cannot keep in touch with on a daily basis. This time, I discovered some verdigris on a couple of my older pieces which had been stored in the same package, this told me that I had stored them wrong, not allowing enough airflow to get to them and that I had not allowed them to dry after I had cleaned them the last…


For Son of Hmong

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:21 1 Comment

I believe that recently one of our members asked where he may find some Moroccan crosses -- lo and behold a current ebay auction displaying many different shapes and sizes.

An interesting pendant/bead, much like Edith's avatar

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:57 3 Comments

Here is an interesting element I recently found on ebay. I was drawn to it because it looks so much like Edith D's avatar on ethnicjewels. It is described as a blue face  or god face pendant. Anybody know about these?

Rare, damaged karakalpak tumar

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 15:00 3 Comments

i was astonished to see these two rare and very old Karakalpak tumars available on ebay this morning. The are unusual enough to deserve at least a look and actually probably belong in a museum. They are both tumars, both parts of a Ha'ykel., a pectoral amulet case for a woman and both very old. I am assuming they are a part of the same Ha'ykel. Karakalpak jewelry is extremely hard to find in the west -- and even in Uzbekistan is hard to see outside a museum. What impresses me so much in…


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At 19:54 on August 16, 2013, SARAH CORBETT said…

Hi love, could you send a link tot he beadart necklace please?


big love

s x

At 6:35 on June 19, 2013, Adrienne Pereira said…

Vampires Suck was hysterical! As for the twilight books and films I have no interest. sorry... :)

What kind of bead work do you do?

At 6:16 on April 22, 2012, Lyn Wright said…

Thanks for the nice welcome. Nice to be here.

I collect ancient beads, as well as jewelry: Turkoman, Masai, Hilltribes, etc.

At 14:51 on April 18, 2012, Beatrice said…

Thanks Patricia

I love ethnic jewelry, sometimes make some and have been collecting since youth.

At 20:20 on March 29, 2012, Raven said…

Thank you Patricia !


I do beadwork myself, but i love this jewelry too !

At 0:26 on March 28, 2012, Lyn Price said…

Hi Patricia,

thank you for the welcome. i don't know why i have never found this site until now. but glad that i have. It was lucky.

I have always been interested in all things ethnic and beads too.

I can remember stringing apple seeds up and waring them on my arm as a little girl. But happy to say that my that my taste have changed.


At 18:22 on February 27, 2012, ait ouakli said…

hello and thank you a lot for your welcome. i find this web side verry nice and try my best to add sone beautiful pictures and comments.

if anybody needs some help in touareg or algerien jewelry, please dont hesitate to ask me.

At 19:35 on February 5, 2012, maligunduz said…

hi from newest member:)

At 19:24 on January 31, 2012, Carol R. said…

Hi Patricia -- Thanks for the welcome! I'm already delighted to be here and to see so much interesting jewelry and interest in so many areas. I came across this site by accident while looking at Moroccan jewelry on the web, very happy I did! 

At 9:00 on January 30, 2012, gopal sharma karith said…

Hi Patricia 

               Good afternoon , i am Go-pal from Apex India , do you like my necklace collection , if you want to talk me than fell free to mail me on my mail ''''. you can contact me .   




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