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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
  • Breast plate – Solomon Islands
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Breastplate (Tema, Tambe, or Tepatu). Large Tema ornament.Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands. First part of the 20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Forehead adornment (Dala) – Solomon Islands
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder A Dala , Kapkap or forehead adornment from Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands. Made from organic materials available to Indigenous peoples including clam shell, turtle shell, fibre and cloth. Prior to 1908. Click here to see original post
  • Hair Comb – Sri Lanka
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe A gold washed, tortoise shell Sri Lankan hair comb. Late 19th – early 20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Solomon Islands
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Necklace made of trade beads, porpoise teeth, shell rings, seeds, and turtle shell spacers, from the Solomon Islands, Choiseul Island (Babatana area). This is likely to be of 19th c manufacture, or possibly very early 20th. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Sri Lanka
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Silver necklace from Sri Lanka. 19th Century. Click here to see original post.
  • Silver beads – Spain
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe 6 Rare vintage silver beads from the mountainous area of La Alberca, province of Salamanca in the autonomous community of Castilla y León in Spain, these beads would have been strung with lots of coral. Click here to see original post.
  • Temporal – Saudi Arabia
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Temple pendants linked by a chain (“ilaqaat”), worn attached to the hair or to a veil. From Saudi Arabia, Wadi al Dawasir; early 20th c. Gold, turquoise, seed pearls, red cloth.  Click here to see original post.