Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment




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May need help

Posted by Voodooschaaf on July 9, 2018 at 13:27 1 Comment

beads from Guinea-Bissau

Posted by Patty C. Rice on March 2, 2018 at 21:30 2 Comments

New Books on Tunisian Jewelry

Posted by Edith D on October 6, 2017 at 4:08 16 Comments

Berber facial tattoos

Posted by Cordelia Donohoe on August 8, 2017 at 11:49 2 Comments

In Memory of C'est Magnifique

Posted by Edith D on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 3 Comments

Bracelets, Dagestan

Posted by Rai Ismail on April 15, 2017 at 16:00 0 Comments

Silver in ethnic jewellery

Posted by Thelma on April 3, 2017 at 13:30 9 Comments


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Join this informal and friendly forum to learn about, show and discuss traditional and vintage ethnic jewels and textiles - age, provenance, region. Do ask any questions you have by uploading a photo or a discussion. We have a massive searchable data base of over 20,000 images in the gallery to support your research. If you add your own photos to the site, please tag them so that others can use them for research too.

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Darlene Darata is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Mustafa J. Salem posted photos
Eva Baby posted a photo

Yemen bangle 2

beautiful old silver bangle from Yemen, bought from member Ingrid Langerak. am very happy with it
Nov 9
Eva Baby posted a photo

Yemen bangle 1

beautiful old silver bangle from Yemen, bought from member Ingrid Langerak, am very happy with it
Nov 9
Julie Herzog commented on Charlotte Dakin-Norris's photo

Skhab necklace

"Hi Charlotte, I am new here from Upstate NY USA, and am very interested in scented beads.  I work with herbs and scented botanicals, essential oils etc. and I have been trying to locate a copy of the book "Scented Magic Beads in…"
Nov 6
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Ben abderrahman lahcen's photo


"Thank you Taco, do you want me to remove it?"
Nov 4
Cordelia Donohoe replied to Edith D's discussion Protecting Our Global Heritage: Don't Buy Antiquities
"Many thanks Edith"
Nov 4
Cordelia Donohoe replied to Anjali's discussion Email Hacked
"The person is no longer a member and I have blocked them trying to re join."
Nov 4
Cordelia Donohoe posted a discussion

Welcome new members

Welcome, the site has been a little quiet as I've been off sick but I'd like to get discussions going again so please do post any queries, reviews of exhibitions or shows or just loved pieces.CordeliaSee More
Nov 4
Cordelia Donohoe replied to Carly Gumina's discussion Looking for expert advice and appraisals
"Hi Carly, sorry to answer you so late, I've been unable to moderate due to illness. But I'm back now. Please do send me any photos and I will respond."
Nov 4
Julie Herzog is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Nov 4
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Dechen's photo

Advise me

Nov 2
Dechen posted photos
Nov 2
Mustafa J. Salem posted a photo

DSC_0582 Old Libyan Amulets"Salhas"

Hallmark in Tripoli, high quality silver
Nov 1 is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Oct 31
Eva Baby commented on Peter Hoesli's photo
Oct 25
Profile IconCharmaine Nava and Candacee White joined Ethnic Jewels
Oct 22
Martin Dady is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Oct 16
Linda Kanu commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo

DSC_0475 - Copy Huafer 'horse shoe'

"These are very beautiful pieces Mustafa."
Oct 15

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Created by Cordelia Donohoe Apr 10, 2017 at 4:03pm. Last updated by Cordelia Donohoe Apr 17, 2017.


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Welcome new members

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