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  • A Welcome
    Welcome to the Ethnic Jewels Magazine Archive. This is a collection of objects and information which was shared in our Facebook communities. The information is arranged in a fully searchable database which I hope you will enjoy using Thank you for visiting and also for contributing. Warmest wishes Sarah ETHNIC JEWELS MAGAZINE
  • Anklets – Algeria
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Pair of silver and coral anklets from Kabyle, Algeria. Dated 19th/20th century. Click here to see original post
  • Beads – Africa
    Picture Credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm These are Imam beads used for prayer strands. They are common and used in many countries. The beads photographed here were sourced from Morocco. Click here to see the original post.
  • Belt – Armenia
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Silver gilt, niello and pink foil belt from Armenia, circa 1900. Click here to see original post
  • Bracelet – Afghanistan
    Photo Credit : Monica Chiodi Posted by: Monica Chiodi A spiked bracelet made of silver from Afghanistan Coin Dated as 1952 Hazara People Click here to see the original post
  • Bracelet – Afghanistan
    Photo credit – Anne FierensPosted by – Anne Fierens A light weight, gilded silver cuff from Afghanistan. Stones are carnelian and coral. Vintage or new production, not antique. Often worn by women to weddings and ceremonies. Click here to see original post.
  • Bracelet – Algeria
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Bracelet of silver, coral and enamel from Algeria (Great Kabylia), circa 1900. Click here to see original post.
  • Bracelet – Algeria
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Algerian silver braceletAures mountains and Chaouia, Algeriaearly 20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Bracelets – Djibouti
    Picture Credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm Two bracelets produced by the Afar people in Djibouti, East Africa. Click here to see the original post.
  • Breastplate – Central Asia
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Woman’s collar and large breastplate (“bukau”). Central Asia: Tekke-Turkoman people, early 20th century. Height (with collar) 49 cm; height of breastplate with tassels 34.5 cm. Silver, gilding, carnelians. Click here to see original post.
  • Earrings – Afghanistan
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Earrings with rare, traditional composition & construction. Silver & leather. Afghanistan. Each of the 14 parts is 19cm long. Click here to see original post.
  • Fibula – Algeria
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe Kabyle or Algerian fibula originally, cast silver 7cms diameter. Click here to see original post.
  • Fibula – Algeria
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe Algerian fibula chain with boxes and hands, plus small cylindrical holders for corals which would have amuletic properties. Click here to see original post.
  • Fibula – Algeria
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe A Kabyle fibula from Algeria, with replacement central pin. Featuring enamel work and coral. Click here to see original post
  • Fibula Chain – Algeria
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe Algerian fibula chain with boxes and hands, plus small cylindrical holders for corals which would have amuletic properties.  “TAQLID/ TAGLID / TAKLID” the root name comes from the semetic root “QLD” through arabic “QILADA” which literally means “Necklace, haging around neck..”. Its use was known through … Continue reading "Fibula Chain – Algeria"
  • Neck Ornament and Pendant – Albania
    Photo Credit : Tesori Orientali Posted by : Tesori Orientali. A fire gilded silver filigree woman’s neck ornament/choker and a pendant/talisman/amulet case ‘muska” bejeweled with faceted colored glass stones and coins. Ottoman Empire, late 19th century, from Albania. Choker length 9 inches. See original post here
  • Necklace – Afghanistan
    Photo credit- Tess Axson Johnson  Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson  Necklace from Northern Afghanistan  Click here to see original post 
  • Necklace – Afghanistan
    Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson  Photo credit- Tess Axson Johnson  ‘Kuchi’ Necklace from Nomadic Pashtun from Afghanistan  Click here to see original post
  • Necklace – Algeria
    Posted by- Sigrid Van Roode  Photo credit-Sigrid Van Roode  Kabyle necklace from Algeria, enamel, coral, 1960’s.  Click here to see original post
  • Necklace – Algeria
    Photo Credit: Sigrid Van Roode Posted by: Sigrid Van Roode A vintage Silver and Enamel Necklace with coral circa 1970 Kabyle People, Algeria Click here to see the original post
  • Perfume container – Afghanistan
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe Silver perfume container from the Kochi nation of Afghanistan. Click here to see original post.
  • Postcard – Algeria. Ouled Nail Woman
    Photo Credit : Monica Chiodi Posted By Monica Chiodi A postcard showing a women of the Ouled Nail people. Algeria  Date 1906 Click here to see the original post
  • Pouch bag – Africa
    Picture Credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm This is a pouch bag used by the Wodaabe people, a subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group, in Africa. It is worn similar to a necklace and consists of leather, brass rings and plastic beads. Click here to see the original post.
  • Temporals – Algeria
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe A pair of rare temporal ornaments from South/ South West Algeria. Leather, branch coral & shell. Click here to see original post.