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 century Yemeni jewelry, dated by the stamps on the jewelry. I thought it was very interesting to look at the styles and differences with 20th century pieces.
You have to move the numbered slider to see the next piece, there are 23.
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