Venetian Feather beads, historically traded for palm oil, and 19th century Lobi twins from Burkina Faso.
This traditional style of India woman's necklace has a bead at the ends which slides to adjust the length of the necklace to suit the wearer. The silver pendant would hold a lingam stone and has a cluster of small silver balls attached using a technique called "goli". The balls are not welded to the base, but are attached with a wire, giving them some slight movement.
This antique necklace consists of large bells alternating with (symbolic) lotus pods. The bells are roughly 1.5 inches long. Though it has a hook closure, it is long enough to slip over the head of the wearer...Really fun to wear but not to the opera.
It is made of low grade silver which was commonly used by various tribal groups throughout Central Asian, and the Far East. The filigree work on the bells was most common to Northern India, Himalayas, Nepal.
Unknown origin. 52 grams.
Heavy fine silver bracelet. Origin Indian Raj period or central Asian. Weighs 1/2 lb...band is braided strands of silver almost 2 inches wide...mid to late 1800's...
Approx. 9" inner circumference.
Mauritanian blue beads, red beads form Ghana, silver disc spacers and pendant from Morocco.
Attractive coral and turquoise necklace, 19".
Old brass Baule pendants, gold plated.
Old red translucent beads thought to be from Germany, found in Mali.
Old silver Moroccan ball - symbol of fertility.
Old silver pendant/Byzantine Champlevé from Morocco, with carnelian center.
Boxite, blue beads from Mali, Tuareg silver, cowrie shells, and Terre de Niger counterweights.
27", with scarce 19th century blue trade beads and diverse pendants.
18" African necklace. Scarce blue Dogon 20th century beads, with Mauritanian 20th century silver beads.
Assymetric rust & blue "pre-white hearts" in Stripe combinations. Early 19th century, P. 2, Vol 4 Picard. Venetian found in Mali, with Tuareg nickel silver mounts.
Clasp as is; completely functional but missing a covering panel on the clasp.
This tribal Egyptian silver bracelet is a very unusual piece. The bracelet itself dates back to the turn of the 20th century when silver, rather than alloy was used. It was refashioned into a bowl by adding the bottom plate around 1960. Egyptian silver is normally 90% pure, and this does have a hallmark on the bottom, which is what was used for dating it. The bottom plate is decorated in a traditional Mamluk inspired foliate design...
Most harem rings are decidedly in the "fine jewelry" category -- made of high-carat gold and set with gemstones -- so it's quite unusual to find an affordable version. We got lucky and found two of them lately: a seven-ring stack of textured sterling bands and this beauty!
Here, diamond rhinestones not only ornament each of five bands joined at the back, but also fit together to form a lovely flower. The metal is silver in color, unmarked, and the faceted rhinestones are real dazzlers...
Wide ivory bracelet with thick and heavy sides dating to 1800s, African continent. Best overall patina with bark-like interior aging you will only find on authentic antique ivory. 149gr or 5 1/4 oz! The diameter of one opening is 2 1/4" while the reverse end measures about 2 1/8" diameter...SO CHECK YOUR FIT. Measures about 2" wide. Shape is very well rounded so appears like a pumpkin shape. Interior hairline from end to end however only shows to the exterior as short hairline...
Many pieces of turkmen "jewelry" were sewn to clothing as amulets. This rare teke turkomen pendant was originally worn as a necklace and still has the original leather neckstrap. This piece has 5 flat carnelians and gold wash or "fireguilded" detail. The pendant is 6 inches across and 10 inches long.