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ingrid Langerak
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An old Ethiopian necklace

"A fantastic find Lynn, Often these necklaces are with  a  small box in the front and another smaller size box in the back. And yes yours for sure is an antique one. not so many kept in this top condition often the chains are in tatterd.…"
Apr 5, 2018

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Phenolic amber or ressin beads.

Posted on April 27, 2014 at 20:30 8 Comments

Here we go again.  I do not know Morocco phenolic amber beads, I have watched the video which Sarah placed,very educational. But my question is:

The Ethiopian beads are what I think made of resin.  They start out in the yellow color, now if these are worn  through the years by women, sometimes even cattle, because they believe strongly in the power of the amber bead, they slowly turn to the color red due to the heat of the skin and the sun.  Ones a trader of Ethiopia and me boiled…


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At 23:34 on January 25, 2016, Linda Pastorino said…

thanks Ingrid. Yes it's my daughter. I will be adding content to the web site, we have allot more , up dating goes about once every few weeks..

thanks for looking, Linda 

At 23:37 on November 10, 2015, Meg McQuaid said…

Aloha Ingrid,

I just now realized that I am following you on Etsy. You have a fantastic collection. Thank you for messaging me! It's good to know you.

I plan sell my entire collection so that I can raise some extra money to travel a bit. I need to have it valued, so may do this through ethnic jewels as there aren't any knowledgeable appraisers on Maui.

Thank you for befriending me.  Have a fantastic day! 


At 19:31 on April 21, 2015, Richard Gibbs said…

Well I hope it went OK

I just need to raise some cash thats all ....... Its one of those times!!. No problems  - If you hear of anybody , do let me know. I ll leave you in peace meanwhile :-)

At 14:46 on April 19, 2015, Richard Gibbs said…

Hello Ingrid........Have i upset you?  Sorry if i have .....not intended!  R

At 16:59 on April 12, 2015, Richard Gibbs said…

I think this is good! .........

Its me .       If I can achieve 3500 euro then Id like to sell the necklace ......common sense tells me that you are the lady who could help me achieve this would you consider doing this?  I am not a wealthy man but id be happy to pay you somehow if youd be willing to consider doing so.

I completely understand if you would rather not - so i wont be upset if you say "no"    So no haste and no pressure from me!   R

At 13:28 on April 12, 2015, Richard Gibbs said…

Ingrid....i dont understand which conversations are private and which are not.

Ive made a decision and ask for your guidance...............Again!!


At 16:48 on April 10, 2015, Richard Gibbs said…

Ingrid - you are a star!

At 20:08 on December 9, 2014, Peter Hoesli said…
Dear Ingrid, Yes, you will find the photo if you are a friend of mine. I was of the opinion that we are already friends otherwise I would have invited you. I usually change my photos to be seen by my friends only after a couple of weeks. I do not want my photos ending up on the open Web. With kind regards. Peter
At 8:52 on July 31, 2014, mathur gunjan said…


It's an honor for me for being a part of this community,I'm the owner of New Maharaja Gem Palace,Jaipur,India....I'm an exporter of antique jewelry from here to many countries,my aim is to meet people from around the world who likes old jewelry in silver and gold and to serve everyone with something unique.....

At 7:46 on July 13, 2014, Lloyd Graham said…

Thanks Ingrid, I hope the paper does prove helpful. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the meanings and purpose of the symbols on the Jimma rings; less has been written about them than the Tuareg ones. Incidentally, I cited some of your Jimma ring photos (on Ethnic Jewels) in note 17 of the paper. 




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