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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
  • Asyk – Turkmenistan
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder A high quality silver gilt and carnelian “Asyk”. Worn as a Turkomen protective amulet. Second half of the 20th century. Click here to see original post
  • Asyk – Turkmenistan
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder Heart-shaped back pendant (Asyk) which may represent a spearhead, symbolising protection. Worn centrally connecting hair braids. Central Asia: Tekke Turkoman people; early 20th c. Silver, gilding & carnelians. Click here to see original post
  • Bead – Tibet
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey Dzi bead (pronounced “zee”; alternative spelling: gzi) is a bead stone of mysterious origin worn as part of a necklace Necklace and sometimes as a bracelet. In several Asian cultures, including that of Tibet, the bead is considered to provide positive spiritual benefit. These beads are … Continue reading "Bead – Tibet"
  • Bead – Tibet
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey Dzi bead (pronounced “zee”; alternative spelling: gzi) is a bead stone of mysterious origin worn as part of a necklace Necklace and sometimes as a bracelet. In several Asian cultures, including that of Tibet, the bead is considered to provide positive spiritual benefit. These beads are … Continue reading "Bead – Tibet"
  • Bead – Tibet
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A Dzi stone bead with gold caps, from Tibet. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Tibet
    Picture credit – Annemarie KoglerPosted by – Annemarie Kogler A collection of coral beads, from Tibet. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Tibet
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm An example of a Carnelian bead from Tibet. Pema Reka is the name for the ancient Tibetan variety of Carnelian bead, with many from at least the 12th Century and are distinctive in their age and colour. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Tibet
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A collection of Pumtek beads strung with silver coins, from Tibet. Click here to see the original post.
  • Beads – Tibet/Nepal
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak Four large, chunky, natural vintage coral from Tibet/Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Belt ornament – Tibet
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daadler A two-piece belt ornament from Tibet. Made from silver, coral, turquoise and amber. Circa. 1900. Click here to see original post
  • Bracelet – Tunisia
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A silver bracelet from Tunisia, where the hallmark has faded. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A large silver Tekke Turkoman bracelet with carnelian, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelet – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A large silver Turkomen bracelet, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelets – Turkemenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A pair of large gilded silver Tekke-Turkomen bracelets, with Carnelian, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelets – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A pair of silver and carnelian Tekke-Turkoman bracelets, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Bracelets – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A pair of silver Tekke-Turkomen bracelets, with Carnelian from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Breast plate – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A large gold and silver alloy breast piece with carnelian, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ceremonial Ornament – Tibet
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A container made from wood and silver, imitating a conch shell used by Buddhist monks in Tibet to carry ritual items. Click here to see the original post.
  • Choker – Turkey
    Posted by- Charlotte Dakin-Norris Photo credit- Charlotte Dakin-Norris A gold choker from Turkey, featuring coins and stones. Click here to see original post
  • Cuff – Tunisia
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe The opening has been welded shut, traditional Tunisian bird bangle. inner diameter 6.5cms, height 7cms. Click here to see original post.
  • Cuff – Turkmenistan
    Photo Credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Tekke Fire-Gilded Gilt Silver Cuff Bracelet. Tekke people, Central Asia, including Afghanistan. 19th-20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Cuffs – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A pair of silver Turkomen Olam cuffs, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Cuffs – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A couple of silver and carnelian Turkomen Tekke cuffs, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Cuffs – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A pair of silver Turkmen cuffs. Click here to see the original post.
  • Cuffs – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A wide pair of silver Turkmen cuffs, attributed to the Teke tribe. 19th Century. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ear Ornaments – Tibet
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm These ear ornaments, made of silver and turquoise, were worn by humble women in Central Tibet during the 20th Century. Click here to see the original post.
  • Earrings – Thailand
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm These earrings are possibly brass or gold-washed, worn by Hill Tribe people in Thailand. Click here to see the original post.
  • Earrings – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A pair of silver Tekke-Turkoman earrings, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Hair adornment – Turkmenistan
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder Hair adornment or plait decoration called “Satschmondschuk”. This example belongs to the Yomud people of Turkmenistan. It features gilt silver and carnelians. Click here to see original post
  • Head adornment – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A fine Tibetan head ornament, made of high quality silver, corals, and turquoises; 19th/20th c.  Click here to see original post.
  • Head cover – Turkey
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Silver head cover from Turkey (“tepelik”), possibly from the Denizli area. The fine filigree is a particularly striking feature of the piece, and is clearly visible. It is 19th c. Click here to see original post.
  • Head dress – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey An Ersari diadem (head dress) made of silver and coral, from Turkmenistan. This piece shows both Turkomen and Uzbeki influences. Click here to see the original post.
  • Headdress – Thailand
    Photo credit : Joost DaalderPosted by : Joost Daalder Phami-Akha Headdresses from Thailand. Silver, textile, glass beads, silver coins, dyed goat’s hair, chicken feathers & baboon fur. Dated mid-19th century. Click here to see original post
  • Headdress – Tunisia
    Photo Credit : Anu Bhandari Posted by: Anu Bhandari A silver Headdress ( Assaba) which is worn in both Tunisia and Algeria. Click here to see the original post
  • Headdress – Turkmenistan
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Turkoman woman’s silver forehead ornament (“ildirgitsch”) featuring carnelians and two blue glass beads to deflect the “evil eye”. Mid 20th c.  Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tajikistan
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm An original Tajik necklace from Tajikistan, Central Asia. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tajikstan
    Photo credit – Michael BestePosted by – Michael Beste Tajik necklace, appr. 2×42 cm long. Component length: 33 × 2 cm.Central pendant size: 8,5 cm, 246 grams. Silver, coral, glass, amber. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A Tibetan necklace made up of coral, turquoise, sterling silver and bronze beads or adornments. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A Tibetan necklace made up of coral, turquoise, sterling silver and bronze beads or adornments. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A Tibetan necklace made up of coral, turquoise, sterling silver and bronze beads or adornments. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A Tibetan necklace made up of coral, turquoise, sterling silver and bronze beads or adornments. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A Tibetan necklace made up of coral, turquoise, sterling silver and bronze beads or adornments. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Photo credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak Tibetan vintage necklace (circa 1980). Good silver, brass, old coral and turquoise. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A large necklace made in good sterling silver, from Tibet. Settings with different colours, natural turquoise stones and beads with small coral for the charm. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Photo credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak Tibetan vintage necklace (circa 1980). Good silver, brass, old coral and turquoise. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Photo credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak Tibetan vintage necklace (circa 1980). Good silver, brass, old coral and turquoise. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace from Tibet, done in solid silver (not plated), bronze, old coral and turquoise. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace from Tibet, done in solid silver (not plated), bronze, old coral and turquoise. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace of original composition from Tibet. Made up of silver, brass, old coral and turquoise pieces. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace from Tibet, done in solid silver (not plated), bronze, old coral and turquoise. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace of original composition from Tibet. Made up of silver, brass, old coral and turquoise pieces. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace of original composition from Tibet. Made up of silver, brass, old coral and turquoise pieces. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace from Tibet, done in solid silver (not plated), bronze, old coral and turquoise. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Heavy beaded necklace from Ladakh, Tibet. Early to mid 20th century. Coral, seed pearl, amber, turquoise and silver. Backing made from cord and textile. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace from Tibet, done in solid silver (not plated), bronze, old coral and turquoise. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tibet/Ethiopia
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A necklace of contemporary composition, made up of Carnelian beads from Tibet and silver beads from Ethiopia. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tunisia
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe A necklace assembled by Cordelia Donohoe, which features silver Tunisian Rihana chain & symbolic pendants. The Moroccan coral beads are an addition to the piece and not typical of Tunisian jewellery. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Tunisia
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A silver necklace, made of Rihanna Tunisian links and a Hamsa pendant. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Tunisia
    Photo credit – Cordelia DonohoePosted by – Cordelia Donohoe An enamelled pendant on typical silver chain, Tunisia. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklace – Turkmenistan
    Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson  Photo credit- Tess Axson Johnson  Necklace from Arsari Turkmen in Iran or Turkmenistan, Carnelian stone, possibly from the 1970’s  Click here to see original post 
  • Necklace – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A jet and Turkomen silver bead necklace, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A silver beaded necklace, made up of coral, amber and turquoise beads, from Turkemnistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Necklace and Bracelet – Tibet
    Photo credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A Tibet/Nepal necklace and bracelet. Made of sterling silver, coral,turquoise and amber. hung on several strings of coral,turquoise,silver and brass beads. Click here to see original post.
  • Necklaces – Tibet/Ethiopia
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A collection of necklaces of contemporary composition, made up of Carnelian beads from Tibet, and silver beads and telsums (charms) from Ethiopia. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ornament – Tibet
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm This ivory item is from Tibet, but its purpose is unknown, possibly being a hair ornament, ear plug or used as a toggle. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Tibet
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A pendant made from Baltic Amber with Tibetan craftsmanship on the cap. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Tibet
    Picture credit – Annemarie KoglerPosted by – Annemarie Kogler A silver ghau pendant (early 1900s) with turquoise inlay. Made into wearable necklace with Chinese Hubei faceted turquoises. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Tibet
    Picture credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A silver, Tibetan gau box. Worn by women in the Tsang Province, circa 1920’s. This example has had many of its turquoise stones missing or have been replaced and is restrung with a contemporary black cord. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A silver pendant from Tibet. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Tibet
    Posted by- Tess Axson Johnson  Photo Credit- Tess Axson Johnson  Pendant from Tibet, 1930’s Turquoise.  Click here to see original post 
  • Pendant – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A pendant from Tibet, in good solid sterling silver with coral, also a small amount of amber and turquoise chips. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A pendant from Tibet, made of good sterling silver, turquoise chips and coral. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant – Tunisia
    Photo Credit : Anu Bhandari Posted by: Anu Bhandari A silver gilt pendant from Moknine in Tunisia Click here to see the original post
  • Pendant – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A hinged silver and gold gilded Turkoman Aysk pendant, with carnelian centre, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pendant box – Tibet
    Photo credit -Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Noblewoman’s amulet box (ga’u) in the shape of a mandala. Tibet: Lhasa; early 20th c. Height 12.5 cm. Gold, turquoise, seed pearls, silver back. Click here to see original post.
  • Pendants – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak Two silver, decorated pendants from Tibet. Click here to see the original post.
  • Pouch – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A leather Turkoman pouch (Hekel), from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.
  • Purse – Tibet
    Picture credit – Annemarie KoglerPosted by – Annemarie Kogler A money purse (fully functional) from Tibet. Leather with brass and silver, coral and turquoise. Now made into a necklace with Tibetan turquoise and Mediterranean coral beads. Click here to see the original post.
  • Purse – Tibet
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A leather, silver and copper purse, from Tibet. Click here to see the original post.
  • Rhuptsey – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A concave ornament in the shape of a mandala, for attachment to clothes, Tibet, 19th/20th c. Gilt silver, turquoise, silver, brass lugs at the back. Click here to see original post.
  • Ring – Thailand
    Photo Credit – Annie BoehmPosted by – Annie Boehm A gold ring, with rubies and rough-cut diamonds. Thailand, 19th Century. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – Tibet
    Photo credit – Michael BackmanPosted by – Michael Backman Tibetan parcel-gilt silver ‘saddle’ ring set with turquoise (Tagam or Ga Tshi-ko). Central & Eastern Tibet, 19th-20th century. Click here to see original post.
  • Ring – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A very large sterling silver ring, from Tibet. (Second ring in the last photo included for scale). Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A ring of made of sterling silver, from Tibet. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A large, round, silver and branch-coral ring which was probably worn in the hair. Tibet, early to mid 20th century. Click here to see original post
  • Ring – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Large gold and coral “saddle” ring with typical repoussé decoration. From Tibet. Click here to see original post
  • Ring – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A statement ring, of sterling silver, décor brass, turquoise chips and red coral, from Tibet. Click here to see the original post.
  • Ring – Tibet/Nepal
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A statement ring made of silver, natural red coral and turquoise chips, from Tibet/Nepal. Click here to see the original post.
  • Rings – Tibet
    Picture credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak A collection of sterling silver saddle rings, from Tibet. Click here to see the original post.
  • Saddle rings – Tibet
    Photo credit – Ingrid LangerakPosted by – Ingrid Langerak Tibet/Nepal saddle rings. Stunning work in sterling silver, from the 1980s. Click here to see original post.
  • Silver disk – Turkmenistan
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder A spectacular Turkoman disk, made of silver-gilt and what appears to be distinctive turquoise (some of which is missing) from Persia (now Iran); 19th c. Click here to see original post.
  • Temporals – Tibet
    Photo credit – Joost DaalderPosted by – Joost Daalder Outstanding Tibetan temple ornaments, made of turquoise from Iran and gold. Click here to see original post.
  • Turkomen Jewellery – Turkmenistan
    Picture credit – Kathleen McCabe-ElseyPosted by – Kathleen McCabe-Elsey A large collection of Turkomen jewellery on display, from Turkmenistan. Click here to see the original post.