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An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Antique Sri Lanka Silver Gilt, Filigree Necklace

"Hi Thelma,  Thank you for your comments.  I thought I would share this piece as there are not to many examples to view of this type of Sri Lankan necklace."
Aug 25
Thelma commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique Sri Lanka Silver Gilt, Filigree Necklace

"Hi Jasmine, this is a gorgeous piece. And the crescent-shaped base is very distinctive. I love the filigree!"
Aug 25
Cordelia Donohoe commented on Jasmineium's photo
Aug 23
Jasmineium commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique Sri Lanka Silver Gilt, Filigree Necklace

"This is a mid to late 19th century, solid silver, originally gilded necklace from Sri Lanka, (formerly Ceylon) and from the old capital city of Kandy in the island's central highlands. The central focal crescent shaped section of this Sinhalese…"
Aug 22
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Aug 22
Peter Hoesli commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique South Indian Amulet, Prayer Box, Karnataka

"Very interesting and unusual! Congratulations! Peter"
Nov 6, 2016
Jasmineium commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique Sri Lankan Solid Silver Necklace, Sinhalese

"Thank you Thelma once again for your comments on the Sri Lankan silver necklace.  I will be sharing more of my collection over the coming time.  Regards, Jasmineium"
Nov 6, 2016
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Antique South Indian Amulet, Prayer Box, Karnataka

A detail of the amulet box showing how the box unscrews at one end for the insertion of magical protective objects and “mantras” on sheets of metal or paper.
Nov 6, 2016
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Antique Indian Amulet, Prayer Box, Karnataka, South India

"Dear Thelma,  Thank you for your comments.  There is a very similar amulet box listed on Page 127, Traditional Jewelry of India, Oppi Untracht on a chain.  The dimensions for my amulet box are: Height: 5.5cm (2 1/4") including…"
Nov 6, 2016
Thelma commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique Sri Lankan Solid Silver Necklace, Sinhalese

"I love this. It is so expertly crafted. We seem to be discovering a lot about Sinhalese jewellery lately. Please do show more of your collection."
Nov 6, 2016
Thelma commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique Indian Amulet, Prayer Box, Karnataka, South India

"Dear Jasmine, a beautiful piece which looks very solid and imposing. How much does it weigh? Do you know who might wear this ... a bride, for instance?"
Nov 6, 2016
Jasmineium commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique Sri Lankan Solid Silver Necklace, Sinhalese

"Hi Peter,  Thank you very much for your comments.  The necklace is virtually black from aged silver tarnish but still shines. Weights 80 Grams."
Nov 4, 2016
Peter Hoesli commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique Sri Lankan Solid Silver Necklace, Sinhalese

"This is true beauty - Congratulations! Regards. Peter"
Nov 4, 2016
Jasmineium commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique Hinged Tamil Nadu Bracelet

"Hi Zhanna,  Yes this is such a wonderful bracelet and quite comfortable to wear."
Nov 4, 2016
Jasmineium commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique Indian Amulet, Prayer Box, Karnataka, South India

"Hi Zhanna,  Thank you for your comments.  Lovely to hear from you again."
Nov 4, 2016
zhanna grace townend commented on Jasmineium's photo
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Antique Indian Amulet, Prayer Box, Karnataka, South India

"stunning! congratulations Jasmineium, warm regards, zhanna"
Nov 4, 2016

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
Tibetan Gau, Tibetan and Mongolian Ornaments, Antique Indian Silver, TekkeTurkman, Asian
Jewels from which regions interest you?
Tibet, Bhutan, India, Ladakh, Turkmenistan, Central Asia

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