Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Sylvie Le Bars
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Need help dating and identification ... Thx

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvie Le Bars Jan 16. 2 Replies

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Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zambezi Feb 9, 2016. 10 Replies

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Modesty Plate (caping, cache-sexe) OR amulet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvie Le Bars Oct 8, 2015. 7 Replies

What do you think about this pendant ? Would you say it's a modesty plate or would you say it's an amulet ?It's a low grade silver.Thank you for your help ;-)…Continue

 

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Sylvie Le Bars replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Need help dating and identification ... Thx
"Thank you very much. Very helpful. Have a lovely day."
Jan 16
Ethnic Embellishments replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Need help dating and identification ... Thx
Jan 13
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Aug 29, 2016
Zambezi replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)
"I agree with Alaa.  The word Nava means nine and ratna means gem. The nine gemstones and the planets that they represent in traditional Navaratna rings is shown below"
Feb 9, 2016
Alaa eddine SAGID replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)
"I have had nava ratna rings they usually come in square or round bezel and all the stones are different from each others.....it is a tempting theory although i would doubt indians will use bronze for their jewelry ( not including here the less…"
Feb 9, 2016
Sylvie Le Bars replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)
"Hi,I think I found the answer in the book "world of rings" from Anne Van Cutsem.This kind of ring is may be called "nava ratna" : wedding ring with nine gems about indian planets. The middle of the ring evoque the yoni…"
Feb 9, 2016
Alaa eddine SAGID replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)
"That totally makes sense Zambezi cocktail....The selection at the auction house was indeed very central and South Asian oriented. Thanx"
Feb 9, 2016
Zambezi replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)
"I have seen similar vintage brass rings attributed to the Kuchi or Turkmen people of Afghanistan.  Image below shows such a ring being offered for sale.  The setting of the glass beads is similar.  I have seen something closer to your…"
Feb 9, 2016
Alaa eddine SAGID replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)
"Thanx Sylvie, interesting, it seems to be the only ring around which does not have a solid ethnic background reference. So it might as well be an undocumented one. Medieval, byzantine or even antique rings were also made is less luxurious material…"
Feb 9, 2016
Sylvie Le Bars replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)
"Hi Alla, The catalogue is on line  368 to 324 for the rings ... I also though about medieval ring and byzantine exemple of byzantine  exemple of medieval  But those ring are made of gold ..."
Feb 9, 2016
Alaa eddine SAGID replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)
"Thank you, At first sight, i tought about a medieval European ring, possibly even older. can you spot the crust.deposit encircling the stones in comparison to the very bright bronze (but i am assuming you have cleaned it), which is caracteristic of…"
Feb 9, 2016
Sylvie Le Bars replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)
"Hi Alaa, Thank you for your questions. It's brass. There were a lot of rings ... may be it was the whole collection about 100 rings of a collectionner, divided in different lots. All of those rings are ethnic and vintage ... but this one is one…"
Feb 9, 2016
Alaa eddine SAGID replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)
"Loove the fact of double beading the central part. Is it brass or gold ? Also it helps to know if it was sold alone at the auction house or together in a lot, as often pieces from the same lot have th same origin or the former owner gathered them…"
Feb 8, 2016
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Please I need help to identify this ring ... thank you ;-)

Hello; I have recently bought this ring in a auction room. I have tried to find any information about this kind of ring in in the book "world of ring" ... but I did found any information ... Does any one have any idea ?Thank you very much.See More
Feb 8, 2016
Sylvie Le Bars replied to Sylvie Le Bars's discussion Modesty Plate (caping, cache-sexe) OR amulet
Oct 8, 2015

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perles anciennes, bijoux en argent, maroc, algérie, afghanistan, ladakh ...
Jewels from which regions interest you?
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