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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ann gitlis is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
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Mustafa J. Salem commented on Ben abderrahman lahcen's photo


"Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing the picture"
Mustafa J. Salem commented on Mustafa J. Salem's photo

DSC_0390 Berber Bracelets from Morocco

"It was hard for me to understand what these decorations mean?? anybody knows what they indicate ??"
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Taco Meeuwsen is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Sep 12
Madmac Design posted a blog post

Handmade Costume Jewellery UK: Semi Precious Stones. Handmade beaded and Fun Jewellery

Madmacdesigns - fashion jewelry supplier near Petworth providing handmade costume jewellery, semi precious handmade beaded necklaces and jewellery cheap prices.Read more: More
Sep 7
Carly Gumina posted a discussion

Looking for expert advice and appraisals

Hello lovely collectors! I have been collecting for years hap hazardously and now I have some wonderful pieces that I want to sell but I need accurate information and value before posting. Does anyone know of a website, app, person, email, text or phone that offers accurate appraisals? Let me know. Thanks!
Sep 6
Kim Cartwright commented on Cordelia Donohoe's blog post Berber facial tattoos
"Thank you, Cordelia for posting this. So fascinating and so sad this way of life is passing and hardly being recorded for future generations."
Sep 2
Nada Chaldecott is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Aug 19
Anjali commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
Aug 19
Anjali commented on Ben abderrahman lahcen's photo


"Wonderful one!"
Aug 19
Lamia El-Khouri is now a member of Ethnic Jewels
Aug 14
Cyn Redfern replied to Anjali's discussion Email Hacked
"I received this also so came on to the site. Thanks for bringing this to the groups attention!"
Aug 14
Kim Cartwright replied to Anjali's discussion Email Hacked
"I just got the same spam thing from same sounding person yesterday. I reported it to Cordelia who has replied. That person has left this site. I had a picture of myself  in my page here, which I have changed, and have blocked anyone with that…"
Aug 13
Ben abderrahman lahcen commented on LauraRamsay's photo

Early 20thc Algerian fibula

"I think its modern. And kabylien."
Aug 13
faldi commented on faldi's photo


"yes ,,This ring is a relic of the Majapahit kingdom in Indonesia ... can be seen from the engravings and the shape of the stone. I was very impressed with the way it was made. in the 15th century there were no modern equipment like today. But it can…"
Aug 13
faldi commented on faldi's photo


"java .. indonesian.. "
Aug 13
Profile IconHaya Ashaer and Lee J. Chinalai joined Ethnic Jewels
Aug 13
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"from java.. majapahit kingdom period"
Aug 13

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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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Night Sky Inlay

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