Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

March 2015 Blog Posts (2)

18th/19th century Yemeni exhibit

Marjorie Ransom writes that the vast majority of available Yemeni jewelry was made in the 20th century, and that the prominent styles of Bedihi and Bawsani did not develop until early in the 20th century.  She says that she will have the 19th century pieces in her next book which focuses on the silversmiths that made the jewelry.  She also at once point writes that much 19th century silver in Yemen was a 50/50 silver/metal mix. 

I found a museum exhibit which has 18th and 19th…

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Added by Lynn Ardent on March 18, 2015 at 13:12 — 24 Comments

The amber market

Here are links to a couple of interesting interviews related to the amber market, that I came across when trawling the web.

- The amber boom in China: an interview with Vivian Yang

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Added by Preethi on March 1, 2015 at 13:17 — 8 Comments

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