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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
  • Armband – China
    Photo credit – Susi JonstonPosted by – Joost Daalder A silver, adjustable armband from the Miao in Southwest China. Click here to see original post.
  • Bangle – Cameroon
    Picture credit – Linda PastorinoPosted by – Linda Pastorino A leather over clay bangle with pot metal decoration on the front, having inner rattle, from Cameroon. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bead – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A ‘Hongshan’-style jade bead, depicting a horned god, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bead – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A jade bead carved into a hongshan style mask, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – China
    Posted by- Charlotte Dakin-Norris Photo credit- Charlotte Dakin-Norris Low grade turquoise breads from China.  Click here to see original post
  • Beads – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A string of metal beads, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A string of Mandarin court beads with design influenced by the Mala Buddhists, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of silver enamelled beads, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of silver enamelled beads, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of silver beads in the shape of Buddha, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection on zodiac beads, strung with amber and jade beads, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Colombia
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A string of shell bird beads, from Colombia. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Colombia
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A string of ancient shell beads, from Colombia. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Czech Republic
    Picture credit – Thomas StrickerPosted by – Thomas Stricker A large strand of colourful Czech beads. Click here to see the original post.
  • Belt – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey An akha bronze beaded belt with pink glass beads, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Belts – Congo
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of Kuba belts, made up of glass beads and cowrie shells, form the Democratic Republic of Congo, 20th Century. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – China
    Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson Photo credit-Tess Axson Johson Bracelet from China  Click here to see original post
  • Bracelet – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A Chinese enamel Vermeil gold bracelet. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm This is a silver, enamelled Makara bracelet from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A Manchurian bracelet, with beads made from carnelian and jet. China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A Manchurian bracelet made from black coral. China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm This bracelet is made from a bronze/brass material and may originate from Tibet or Nepal but true date, origin and material are unknown. Dong/Miao, Guizhou, China given as origin by Kajetan Fiedorowicz Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelets – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A silver Manchurian bracelet, with beads made from carnelian and jet. China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Buckle – China
    Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson Photo credit- Tess Axson Johnson Belt buckle from China, Early 20th Century, Tourmaline stone. Click here to see original post
  • Cuffs – Yemen
    Picture credit – Linda PastorinoPosted by – Linda Pastorino A pair of gilded silver Jewish wedding cuffs, from Yemen. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ear Ornaments – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm These large silver ear ornaments, with enamel decoration, are dated 20th Century from Yunnan, China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Earring – China
    Picture credit – HowahPosted by – Howah An earring made up of red stones, silver hook, amber bead and fabric. Worn by the Yi people from China’s Southwest. Click here to see the original post.
  • Earrings – China
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Solid silver, finely worked earrings belonging to the Dong minority of Southwest China. Circa 20th century. Click here to see original post
  • Earrings – China
    Photo Credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman This pair of silver hoop earrings is pierced and engraved with flower basket motifs. Such earrings were popular among merchant classes in southern China during the later Qing Dynasty, in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Click here to see original post.
  • Glass beads – Czech Republic
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe A long strand of Czech, moulded, clear glass beads. Clear glass amulets imitating the shape of metal scroll containers for prayers or holy texts. Made from circa 1920s. Click here to see original post.
  • Hair adornment – China
    Photo credit : Linda PastorinoPosted by : Joost Daalder Pair of exceptional quality Chinese hair sticks, featuring minute enamelling on silver. 19th century. Click here to see original post
  • Hairpin – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm This jade hairpin is a mass-produced, factory made example, imitating a handmade Quin Jadeite from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Hat – China
    Picture credit – HowahPosted by – Howah A hat made from fabric and covered with silver studs in a shape reminiscent of a rooster. Worn by both Yi and Hani people in China’s Southwest. Click here to see the original post.
  • Head adornment – China
    Picture credit – HowahPosted by – Howah A female forehead decoration made of jade and fabric, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Head piece – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A Chinese beaded headpiece, made of small glass beads. Click here to see the original post.
  • Neck ring – China
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder Silver neck ring from the Miao in Southwest China. Spiral details likely added at a later date. Click here to see original post
  • Neck ring – China
    Picture credit – HowahPosted by – Howah A silver neck ring, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Afghanistan/China
    Picture credit – Kim PricePosted by – Kim Price A necklace made up of bone and Kuchi silver with contemporary ‘cinnabar’, strung on red mixed vulcanite, from Afghanistan/China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – China
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe Chinese necklace. The links depict rats, fishes, a man with long robes. Each link carefully hand made. It’s glorious. The Chinese lettering could be a stylised ‘Fu’ meaning good luck or good fortune. There are many silver marks stamped on the back of the links and on … Continue reading "Necklace – China"
  • Necklace – China
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace of contemporary composition, mainly consisting of Chinese cloisonne beads. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – China
    Picture credit – Kim PricePosted by – Kim Price A necklace made up of contemporary carved Chinese bone beads with a large Turkoman focal bead. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Cook Islands
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe Strand of shells, quite rare. The note on them says ‘from Raratoga, Cook Islands, collection of princess Ni’i. The yellow shells belong to a tiny snail known colloquially as ‘ei’ or ‘ei pupa’. Click here to see original post.
  • Pendant – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A silver enamelled pendant, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A silver needle case pendant, from Asia. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A Chinese jade butterfly pendant. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – China
    Picture credit – HowahPosted by – Howah A silver and blue enamel snuff tobacco box pendant, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – China
    Picture credit – HowahPosted by – Howah A silver pendant with coloured glass stones, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – China
    Posted by- Charlotte Dakin-Norris Photo credit- Charlotte Dakin-Norris A silver pendant from China featuring enamel and an Agate bead.  Click here to see original post
  • Pendant – Czech Republic
    Picture credit – Sarah CorbettPosted by – Sarah Corbett A large green glass Czech tanfouk pendant, from the Czech Republic. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendants – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A couple of Hongshan style jade carved figure pendants, from China. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendants – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm Heavy cast brass, boy-shaped pendants. Common in China where they may be used as fertility charms. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm This is a 1920-1940 Chinese silver gilt tourmaline and enamel piece, which was repurposed into a wearable ring in the late 1990’s. Click here to see the original piece.
  • Ring – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A Chinese opera ring made of silver and enamel, made available to audiences at operas in South China, 1880-1900. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm This Chinese puzzle ring is dated mid to late 19th century. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – China
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm This is a Chinese puzzle ring, dated mid to late 19th Century. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – China
    Picture credit- Michel HalterPosted by – Michel Halter The Chinese tribes “Miao” and “Dong ” have the tradition of these long stamped silver rings covering the phalanges. Click here to see the original post.
  • Rings – China
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A couple of silver rings, from China. The one on the left is adjustable. Click here to see the original post.
  • Vest/Apron/Belt – Pakistan/Cameroon/India
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A display of a Kohistan, Northern Pakistan (Swat Valley) Childs vest. A Kirdi, Cameroon “cache-sexes”, beaded skirt/apron, and Nagaland, KonYak, beaded belt. Click here to see the original post.