Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

July 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Notes about Pearls

Two notes about pearls in my journal about pearls that might be of interest:

Discovering Pearls…

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Added by Jaina Mishra on July 31, 2013 at 0:49 — 3 Comments

This is an article I found in an Aramco (Saudi Arabia Oil Co.)magazine 1979

The Beauty of Bedouin Jewelry







"Why does the turquoise and silver jewelry of certain American Indians and Mexicans resemble so closely that of the bedouins of Saudi Arabia?"



Written by Heather Colyer Ross

Photographed by Ian Yeomans

Additional photographs by Heather Colyer Ross



In pursuit of Bedouin jewelry - and its history - I kept discovering, or stumbling on, new facts. Even now, when documentation of Arabia's traditional jewelry seems… Continue

Added by Eileen Massard on July 24, 2013 at 19:42 — 1 Comment

Collecting and Collectors and the words we use

Many members have had the opportunity and the means to collect what they consider tribal masterpieces over a long period of time. They are truly fortunate! We often use them as resources for verification of our own pieces and by and large these individuals are gracious and generous with their time and knowledge and we are most grateful to them. Many members, however, are just starting their collections and sometimes may feel that they are fighting an uphill battle in trying to acquire…

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Added by Patricia Deany on July 19, 2013 at 4:28 — 10 Comments

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