Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

December 2014 Blog Posts (3)

jewelry collection at year's end- verdigris

Every three or four months I inspect each piece of my collection for corrosion or verdigris. I think that is a very good idea for anybody with an extensive collection that they cannot keep in touch with on a daily basis. This time, I discovered some verdigris on a couple of my older pieces which had been stored in the same package, this told me that I had stored them wrong, not allowing enough airflow to get to them and that I had not allowed them to dry after I had cleaned them the last…

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Added by Patricia Deany on December 26, 2014 at 15:30 — 11 Comments

What is this? Benares casting?

This bracelet recently appeared on eBay.  The casting is near-identical to the beautiful Benares enameled bracelets from India with the pink lotus flowers, but the enameling is quite different.  Does anyone know what this is?…

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Added by Lynn Ardent on December 20, 2014 at 3:24 — 2 Comments

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