Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

June 2016 Blog Posts (2)

BEAD SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING JULY 3rd 2016

BEAD SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING JULY 3rd 2016

friends- sorry i haven't been here for a while (i've been working on a bead collectors guide book -will announce when it's in print)

but wanted to let everyone know that the Bead Society of Great Britain's Annual General Meeting is coming up 0n Sunday 3rd July in the Headley lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH for members, or you can join at the door.

Some…

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Added by Stefany Tomalin on June 21, 2016 at 23:19 — No Comments

For lovers of turquoise

If you have ever wondered about the origin of the turquoise stones in a bracelet from Saudi Arabia or the little turquoise beads in an earring from Bukhara, you may be in luck. Arash Khazeni's book Sky Blue Stone: the Turquoise Trade in World History, published by the University of California Press in 2014, may supply some answers.

Khazeni describes how turquoise has been found in 'a wide sweep of mineral-bearing strata extending from Egypt through…

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Added by Thelma on June 8, 2016 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

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