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Ethnic, African, Tribal & Handmade Jewelry

We offer a broad spectrum of collectible ethnic and tribal jewelry from many countries and cultures. Our collection is always evolving, but we usually have Egyptian, African, Persian, Middle Eastern and Indian Jewelry. These items work well with BOHO or Hippie Chic styles. Many people love this type of jewelry for the hand made qualities and the unique beauty. You will find many types of materials used including brass, silver, copper, bone, horn, glass, amber, ceramics and more. Considerable efforts are made to research each piece and describe it as best we can. These beautiful pieces are all vintage, and have not been polished.

Afghan Silver and Bakelite Tribal Necklace Afghan Silver and Lapis Ethnic Necklace Vintage Carved Bone & Agate Necklace

Vintage amber bakelite Afghan Tribal necklace

Vintage Tribal Butterscotch Bakelite and Silver Necklace. Five large square butterscotch bakelite beads (20mm) adorn this ethnic necklace. The bakelite beads are surrounded by ornate sterling silver filigree bead caps and rounds. The sterling round beads have a seam in the center and are flared on the ends. This style and design are typical of Turkoman Silver Beads. The necklace has silver chain and long cones on the ends that are a lower quality silver, probably 800 in content. The necklace is in good vintage condition, with the inevitable dents and depressions on the silver beads that come with age. The necklace's closes with a simple hook and eye clasp. Beads tested positive for Bakelite with Simichrome. See the clasp and view A, B, C, D.

Length: 21 inches

$245.00

Vintage Afghan Tribal Lapis Necklace BOHO Turkomen

This is a large and dramatic statement piece to be treasured. The massive pendant measures 3½" x 3½" and has cobalt blue lapis inlaid with dangling bells. There are chains and silver stations along the sides with lapis inlaid in silver squares. The necklace closes with a simple hook and eye clasp that is adjustable. The vintage metal work and design is based on traditional tribal jewelry from Northern Pakistan and Afghanistan, it was most likely made by Nomadic Kuchi craftsmen. This style of necklace can add a dash of tribal flair to any look! See the clasp and view A, B, C, D.

Length: 26 inches & 3½" inch pendant
Weight: 156.8 grams

$165.00

Vintage bone and red agate necklace

This is a fabulous extra long necklace that is made from hand carved bone beads in a variety of shapes and sizes as well as some genuine red agate beads. The bone beads are very nicely carved with pierced and fluted designs, the bone is also dyed to give it some depth and accents. In between the bone and agate are some silver tone beads and bead caps too. It has a silver tone barrel screw clasp. This is a really nice Ethnic Bone Necklace. See other views A, B, C.

Length: 27 inches

$75.00

Vintage Multi-Strand Bone & Brass Necklace Vintage Copper & Wood Necklace Vintage Carved Bone Necklace & Bracelet Set

Vintage multi-strand bone necklace

This is a stylish multi-strand bone necklace. It consists of six strands of hand carved bone rondelles. They are gracefully draped down the front and looped around a large bone donut pendant. The pendant is nicely carved too. It has some brass accent beads and a brass hook clasp. See other views A, B, C

Length: 23 inches

$55.00

Vintage Copper and Coco Wood Necklace

This necklace consists of large copper beads strung in between tan coco wood beads. The copper beads have a great organic look, similar to seed pods. This is a fabulous modern looking handmade necklace. It has a brass hook and eye clasp.

Length: 17 inches

$35.00

Vintage carved bone and bacelet set Ethnic BOHO

This is a stylish large bone necklace and bracelet set. It is made of hand carved bone beads in a variety of shapes and sizes. The bracelet iscomposed of bone pieces that are glued together on a wood base. The necklace has a traditional brass screw clasp. See other views A, B, C, D, E, F. Circa 1970.

Length: 21 inches

$60.00

Vintage Carved Bone & Wood Necklace & Earring Set Vintage Faux Coral Necklace Vintage Brass & Mother of Pearl Choker

Vintage bone and wood necklace and earring set

This is a wonderful large and long necklace that is made from hand carved bone beads in large squares and rondelles as well as carved wood beads. The wood beads are a dark brown color and are nicely carved in a fluted design. It has a silver tone screw clasp. There are matching bone clip on earrings. See other views A, B, C, D. Circa 1970's.

Length: 24 inches

$64.00

Vintage Indian Faux Coral Necklace

Vintage multi-strand necklace composed of red glass beads, that look very much like coral. They are irregularly shaped and hand cut. There are hand made silver plated beads with turquoise and red glass cabochons accenting the red beads. It has a lobster claw clasp and small silver plated beads at the top. This necklace is lovely and you will enjoy wearing it. See other views A, B.

Length: 34 inches

$45.00

Vintage Brass and Mother of Pearl Choker

This is a solid brass choker that is inlaid with mother of pearl. The iridescent mother of pearl insets are a beautiful creamy white. This is a fabulous modern looking handmade collar style choker. See the back.

Size : 5 x 5 inches

$26.00

Peruvian Coin Necklace Vintage Bone Bird Necklace Vintage Bone & Agate Necklace

Vintage Peruvian Coin Necklace

This pretty necklace consists of Peruvian coins and ceramic beads. The beads are hand painted a cobalt blue. The coins are genuine old Peruvian coins that are dated 1965 and 1957. There is a small Inca God pendant dangling on the very bottom. The necklace is strung on black braided leather with no clasp. It is long enough to slip over your neck. See other views A, B, C.

Length: 35 inches

$45.00

Vintage Bone and Horn Ethnic Necklace

This necklace consists of three strands of hand carved bone beads in a variety of shapes and sizes. The focal point is a carved horn bird that is offset. It has a handmade metal hook clasp. See other views A, B

Length: 24 inches

$42.00

Vintage bone and agate necklace

This is a fabulous extra long necklace that is made from hand carved bone beads and lovely agate gemstone chip beads. The bone beads are a creamy white color and are hand polished into round and hair pipe shapes. In between the bone and agate beads are gold tone beads for a nice contrast. It has a gold tone spring ring clasp. See other views A, B, C, D.

Length: 25 inches

$45.00

African Tribal Amber & Copper Necklace

Modernist Pendant & Earrings Set

Native American Sterling Pendant with Arrowhead

Vintage African Tribal Necklace

Vintage African Tribal necklace that is composed of 10x2mm ostrich eggshell heishe beads on a copper wire choker. This fabulous trade bead mix also includes butterscotch amber trade beads in the center, hammered brass beads and fish vertebrae. It features a carved black ebony mask pendant that is hooked on the end of the necklace. It has a hook and eye clasp made of copper. This necklace is really unique and has a fabulous ethnic look. These eggshell beads appear to be old, because the shells are 2mm thick and newer ones are much thinner. See other views A, B, C, D

Length: Choker 15 inches - pendant dangles 8 inches below

$145.00

Sterling silver modern pendant and earring set.

Wonderful abstract sterling silver pendant and earring set. When I found the set the pendant was hanging on an old piece of leather. There isn't a hole in the pendant, the cord or necklace can run through the top section. The matching earrings are on sterling posts. Marked 925 - See the earrings, back.

Size: 2 inches (pendant)
         ¾ inches (earrings)

$65.00

Antique black obsidian arrowhead in sterling

This is a black obsidian arrowhead set in a custom made sterling pendant frame. This arrowhead is domed and has flake scars where pieces of the rock were hit away on the glassy surface. The silver frame has a beaded edge and a solid back. It has a dark patina and is in untouched condition. There is a large tube shaped bail on the top, where you can slip in a cord or chain. See View A, B, C, D, E.

Size: 2½ x 1¼ inches
Weight: 17.8 grams

$125.00 Sold

Bone & Brass Bangle Bracelet Antique Kashmiri Beaded Earrings

Bone Face Mask Pendant

Vintage bone and brass bangle bracelet

I love this vintage bone bangle bracelet, you can wear it with almost everything. It has mellowed to a wonderful warm buttery color. There are domed slices of bone inlaid on a brass base. See View A, B, C. -Circa 1960's. Tag inside marked made in India.

Size: 1 inch wide - Inside is 2 5/8 inches

$28.00

Antique Tibetan Beaded Earrings

These earrings have a wonderful rustic and hand crafted look. They were made by bead artisans in the Kashmir region of India. The beads are made of a silver metal, but the silver content is unknown. The beads are decorated with red and turquoise glass dots that look like inlaid gemstones. They dangle from Shepherd hook earrings. They are in very good condition. See View A, View B.

Size: 2½ inches long

$48.00

Vintage bone mask pendant

This is a striking ethnic vintage pendant. It is a hand carved face pendant made from a single piece of curved bone. It was stained a dark brown color. It has a row of faces carved across the top with a hole on the top. It has nice details and wonderful polish. See the back.

Size: 1½ x 3 inches

$30.00

Brass Cuff Bracelet Floral Brass Bangle Bracelet Turquoise Eggshell Mosaic Bracelet

Vintage Brass Bracelet


This vintage brass cuff has an intricate etched design. It has a raised ridge running through the center with a leaf pattern on each half. It has a soft patina and is in wonderful condition. Unsigned See View A, B

Size: 2 inches wide

$22.00

Vintage Brass Bangle Bracelet Embossed India

This vintage brass bangle bracelet has a beautiful embossed floral design. It has a raised ridge through the center. It feels like it is hollow and is in wonderful condition. This will look great stacked with other bangles, has a nice BOHO look. Unsigned See another view.

Size: 1 inch wide

$28.00

Vintage Brass and Turquoise Mosiac Bracelet

Skilled artisans in India know how to make mosaic jewelry better than anyone. This is a great example of a turquoise eggshell mosaic bracelet on brass. The brass edging is etched with a pattern and the inside has a brushed finish. This is a great 1/2 inch bangle to layer and mix with others. Circa 1970's. Signed Made in India. See View A, B, C

Size: Inside Diameter 2 ¾ inches ; ½ inch wide

$24.00

Vintage Carved Horn Necklace African Trade Bead Necklace Vintage Carved Bone & Ebony Necklace

Vintage Carved Horn Necklace

This necklace consists of large carved horn disks. The disk beads are graduated and come from water buffalo horn. They are beautifully carved in a floral pattern. The horn is lightly stained black, but you can see the natural grain in it. It ends with smaller round beads and a lobster clasp. See other views A, B Circa 1970's

Length: 22 ½ inches

$50.00 Sold

African Trade Bead Necklace

This colorful necklace is made from glass African Trade Beads. The beads are a wonderful mix of different styles and colors of beads. They are all handmade glass sandcast beads. They are strung in the traditional way on raffia. See other views A, B, C

Length: 34 ½ inches

$30.00 Sold

Vintage Carved Bone and Wood Ethnic Necklace

This is a fabulous large necklace that is made from hand carved bone beads in a variety of shapes and sizes as well as some carved ebony wood beads. The ebony beads are nicely carved with a pierced and fluted design. It has a brass screw clasp. See other views A, B, C.

Length: 21 inches

$50.00

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