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Shell And Bead Necklace On Leather
North Eastern States
India
Circa Mid 20th Century.
Width 27cm
600g

£600

 


From the untamed forests and jungles of North East India come a mesmerising wealth of bold works of jewellers art that exemplify the strength of the proud tribal warriors who inhabit these wild border states.The intuitive flair of their jewellery transcends continents and time to present us with huge and exotic pieces that tap right into modern tribal trends. Stand out with this one-off explosion of exotic exhuberance that states its style and yours unquestionably.



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Rajashani Torque
Rajasthan
India
Circa 1985
Dia 15cm
Height 29cm
396g

£280

 


Tribal women in Rajasthan take their jewellery seriously. Two dramatic pendants swing from the ribbed neck-piece, which fastens at the front. Sometimes it is the repairs that give jewellery its extra charm. This one has been lovingly repaired (with a small section of wire on the right pendant) which gives it a history and personality that make it a gorgeous and unique piece of Banjara gypsy jewellery. (No silver content)



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Silver And Glass Necklace
Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh
India
Early 20th Century
Chain Length 45cm
172g

£760

 


A combination of the rare and the irresistable, this chic silver with glass over golden foil necklace comes from Lucknow, seat of Emporers since the middle ages. Each of the stones have a small red dot that signifies being blessed and therefore able to ward off ill fortune and bad spirits. In India jewellery has never been simply beautiful adornment. In this case it is a powerful talisman as well.



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Lambadi Torque
Andhra Pradesh
India
Circa Early 20th Century.
Width 19cm
Height 27cm
258g

£240

 


Worn by the women of the Lambadi tribe signifying their marriage and respectability as an adult housholder. This gorgeously strong adornment is a really special find and a testament to the skills and sensitivity of the rural silversmith who created it. The coiled wire detailing is particularly fine and adds a delicate touch to a bold statement neck piece(Low Silver Content)



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Silver Torque
Afghanistan
Circa Early 20th Century
Neck Width 7cm
Width 15cm
232g

£900

 


Buying antique jewellery gives you a sense of individuality, and the reassurance that you'll never encounter someone else wearing the same! This beautiful original is a certified one-off from a remote area of Afghanistan. Bold and substantial, it chimes perfectly with the current tribal trend. The stunning detail has been worked by hand on heavy silver. Others may imitate it, but this is the original. Make it yours.



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Afghani Silver Torque
Afghanistan
Circa Mid Early 20th Century
Neck Width 7cm
Width 18cm
347g

£1200

 


If you're serious about your jewellery collection, and being here, you probably are, then you've seen dozens of necklaces, hundreds of charms, and thousands of precious stones. But none as unique as this. This glamorous torque was, we think, designed for a bride on her wedding day (circa 1920). Each etched, plain or crystal coin carries a clutch of charmed silver hearts, contributing gentle sound and movement to the necklaces appeal. The red, green and blue glass stones were made individually. If it's your moment for a spectacular statement piece, this should fit the bill..



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Buffalo Tooth Necklace
Indo-Burmese Border
Burma
Circa 70s 80s
Width 40cm
2150g

£800

 


Fashion is ageless and knows no borders as this dramatic necklace points out. With jungle inspired looks making their way down the catwalk every season, reveal your inner warrioress with this spectaculor neckpiece designed for a true tribal princess. If jewellery tells a story then this piece tells a thousand. Crafted from leather and buffalo teeth this extraordinary original artifact is a masterpiece of jungle fashion. Release your tribal vibe this summer but ensure you are strong enough as this statement weighs two kilogrammes.



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Silver, Glass and Cotton Katesari Choker
Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh
India
Early 20th Century
Length Adjustable
121g

£480

 


Introduce a seductive element to your look by incorporating an exquisite vintage silver and glass choker unearthed during exotic adventures in India. Each glass stone is backed by foil and contains a red dot representing protective blessings and spiritual awakening. The layered frill of silver chains and beads add to the soft feminine effect that makes this rare adornment so desirable.



103

Silver Flower Pendant With Fish
Himachal Pradesh
India
Circa Early 20th Century
Height 12.5cm
Width 9cm
83g

£320

 


Add a touch of bohemian flair with this easy to wear pendant. Worn long on silk , leather or chain it is perfect for running around town or a chic evening out. Beautiful women have always worn talismens - either to protect them, or to bring them their desires. This eye-catching pendant is the latter. Fish are an ancient symbol of prosperity and abundance and flowers of beauty. Invoke love and positivity into your life as well as your look when you shine in this powerful and unique charm.



106

Antique Silver and Glass on Foil Necklace
Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh
India
Circa Early 20th Century
Chain Length -Variable
243g

£650

 


Update your look with a truly spectacular showstopper of a necklace that personifies the exotic glamour of the East. This much loved adornment is missing a green element but it has been subtly repaired and we had to be shown it to notice. The chain is not the original but a gorgeous antique silver one from South India with a delightful dangle at the end. Despite these anomolies or perhaps because of them, this necklace is all the more covetable and can be worn long or short as is your pleasure. Prepare for envious stares!



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Silver And Glass Heart Necklace
Himachal Pradesh
India
Circa Early 20th Century
Length 56cm
Chain Lenght 78cm
Pendant Height 19cm
375g

£1600

 


Once in a while we come across a piece of jewellery that makes our hearts beat faster and this is one of those. Even the chain is an intricate masterpiece of the silversmiths work. The set glass stones and flowing dangles capture the essence of the warm hearted Himalayan women who adorn themselves with such pieces.This almost-otherworldly adornment is simultaneously traditional and supremely contemporary. Textural chased detailing adds a three dimensional edge that enhances the shape and draws in the eye.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Silver Torque
Gujarat
India
Circa Mid 20th Century
Inner Diameter 12.5cm
82g

£380

 


There is something about an unclasped torque - like an unfinished love affair - that will appeal to the romantic in you. This beautiful silver example of an Indian torque sweeps gently around the neckline, stopping short of full circle. Originally designed for a beautiful women from one of the nomadic tribes of Gujarat, the elegant immovable form and its skillfully detailed stampwork make this a neckpiece that lingers in the memory.



141

Antique Silver Peacock Necklace
Rajasthan
India
Amulet Circa 19th Century
Chain Circa Late 20th Century
Amulet Height 11cm
Chain lengh Inc Amulet 37cm
234g

£860

 


Amulets are made to protect and enhance the person who it adorns. In this case the peacocks surrounded by flowers symbolise joy, beauty and love, bringing romantic harmony to the life of the wearer. A tree growing between the birds expresses the hope of a family to be born from the relationship. The arrow-head plaque has been masterfully worked by hand from both sides and is fringed with ornamental bells.  The pendant is antique but the chain is vintage, around 30 years old. The chain itself is decorated with Italian coral and two beads of beautifully faceted Iranian turquoise. Also present are hand crafted silver spacing elements culminating in two exquisitely granulated beads adjoining the pendant. This deep dark patina of the silver takes a decade to produce naturally, so we leave it to you whether to polish any, some, or all of the gorgeous finish to reveal the bright silver below.



145

Vintage Boho Gypsy Coin Necklace
Gujarat India
Circa 1975 
Chain Length 62cm
Pendant Height 13cm
190g

£80

 


Create an exotic look with bold tribal jewellery. Authentic coin necklaces from the deep tropical south of India are totally cool and extremely covetable. Incorporating vintage coinage with cleverly embellished metalic tassels adds a feminine touch of gypsy glamour. Assert your own style and restring with sumptuous silk or boho beads. No silver content.



152

Ceremonial Tibetan Neckpiece or Gorget
Zanskar Valley
Ladakh
India
Circa Late 20th Century
Width 36cm
Length 39cm
Depth 1cm
1060g

£750

 


This rare ceremonial Ibuk or gorget forms part of a set of outstanding pieces of adornment worn by Tibetan Lamas during special festivals in the remote high altitude regions of Ladakh, India. Composed of a stunning array of turquoise, coloured agate, mother of pearl, red coral and sandalwood beads on a cotton ground, this spectacular neckpiece is a worthy addition to any collection, wardrobe or photoshoot. Headpieces from the set are shown on the Objects page.



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Tribal Gypsy Metal Torque
Karnataka
India
Circa Late 19th Century
Diameter 18.5cm
Height 27cm
177g
No silver content. 

£140

 


We procured this torque from the young decendant of it's tribal Lamani owner. His great grandmother was a wild nomadic gypsy who wore this it as a sign unique of her tribe as well as an ornament to enhance her beauty. Completely hand crafted from a metal featuring stamping and chasing, wear causually to invoke your hidden wild side. 



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Vintage Silver & Glass Pendant
Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh
India
Circa Mid 20th Century
Total Height 9.5cm
Width 6.2cm
62g

£280

 


A glamourous forhead pendant once worn by bride in India to symbolise the ancient celestial symbol of the moon. With a long history in painting and sculpture these hair pieces are also found on todays Bollywoods fashion runways adorning the modelling stars of the current era. Wear as a necklace and evoke a sophisticated touch of the East. Masterfully set with foil backed glass this pendant gleams with a warm gold colour in the light.  



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Vintage Silver Amulet Holder
With Handmade Silver Chain
Bihar
India
Circa 1920s
Width 6.5cm
Chain 46cm (18") 37g
74g (without chain)

£420

 


It has long been a tradition in India for women of import to carry magical protective talismen usually taking the form of prayers on paper blessed by a holy person or place. Beautiful containers were made to carry these items close to the heart. This dramatic pendant exemplifies the silversmiths loving attention to detail. Elegantly decorated with engraved floral motifs and a glittering embossed central band, the pendant hides a masterfully disguised silver cylinder in which to keep a cherished charm. The silver snake chain is vintage, hand cast and constructed by an expert cratsman in Andhra Pradesh and is perfectly matched with the soft easy shape of the enchantingly embelished amulet carrier.

 



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Vintage Silver Lingam Holder
Karnataka
India
Circa Mid 20th Century
Pendant Height 4cm
Chain Length 40cm
30g inc Silver Chain (Newly Added)

£180

 


The Lingayats are followers of Lord Shiva and carry with them at all times a small container with a small stone Lingam that represents the very energy of the God himself. When meditating each day the Lingam is held on the palm of the hand and returned to the holder, to be worn around the neck thereafter. These amulet holders come in various shapes and sizes. Here we have a appealing oval example to which we have affixed a (925) silver chain from the same region. The Lingam is no longer present so you can choose a memory or charm of your own to wear inside. The original string tie marks form part of the patina and can be easily removed with polishing. A unique example of devotional jewellery combined with craftsmans style.



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Vintage Silver Amulet Holder
Lingayat Tribe
Karnataka
South India
Circa Mid 20th Century
Chain Length 46cm (17")
Pendant Length 3.5cm
19g

£240

 


These beautifully constructed vessels contain the representation of the Lingayats deity who is Lord Shiva. There are still the original string marks on the silver where the treasured container was once worn close to the skin on the upper arm. Its sleek lines and natural shape mark it out as an object of refinement and harmony. The chain and clasp are newly added handmade 925 silver also from Karnataka. Carry inside your own talisman or memory, or simply wear alone for its smooth organic form and shine, a gorgeous object of tropical exotica.



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Vintage Tibetan Silver Coral Turquoise & Lapis Lazuli Necklace
Ladakh
India
Circa Late 20th Century
Chain Length 36cm
Width 23cm
257g

£650

 


A dramatic and captivating necklace from the high altitude valleys of the Tibetan Plateau in Ladakh, India. Worn as a festival adornment and amulet of good fortune by the warm hearted Tibetan women who inhabit this rare world above the clouds, every element is designed to benefit the wearer. With old Italian coral for strength, Tibetan turquoise for good health, Afghani lapis lazuli for wisdom and gorgeously crafted silver lotus buds symbolising spiritual growth, you can step out confident in the knowledge that not only are you making an eye-catching fashion statement but also emanating goodness both inside and out. 
This piece is modelled by Helen on our FB page.



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Vintage Gypsy Coin Necklace
Lamani Tribe
Karnataka
India
Circa 1960s
Chain Length 34 cm
115g

£90

 


Add a twist of tropical tribal chic with a beautiful gypsy coin necklace from the early 60s' Karnataka, India. Currency is a girls best friend so to make sure they always had some to hand, it was incorporated into their jewellery design. An eye-catching geometric pendant makes this necklace an ultra-special piece. No silver content.



168

Antique Tibetan Silver & Turquoise Necklace
Ladakh
India
Circa 1900
Chain Length 45cm (18")
Pendant Height 12cm
Pendant Width 8.5cm
95g

£650

 


Capture the spirit of the mystical Himalayas with a glamorous yet sophisticated necklace from the Tibetan culture of Ladakh in northern India. Studded with Tibetan turquoise and fringed with tiny silver bells, the chain of the necklace is a work of art in itself exhibiting skilful cutwork to create an appealing star design that symbolises the perfect state of meditation. With turquoise linked to physical health and silver related to purity, this necklace like so many pieces of Asian jewellery is not merely an item of eye-popping jewellery but a statement of ones intention of a pure healthy life and higher spiritual attainment. A rare and beautiful piece.



166

Vintage Boho Gypsy Coin Necklace
Karnataka
India
Circa 1980s
Chain Length 72cm
215g

£220

 


Channel your inner boho babe with a wow-worthy tribal necklace. This one of a kind piece from deep inland South India evokes a cool hippie vibe from the 70s. The chunky ethnic pendant hand-incised with a whimsical floral design completes the look. The perfect backdrop for a season vibrant with tribal energy. Original coins, No silver content.



170

Vintage Tribal Gypsy Necklace
Karnataka
South India
Circa Mid 20th Century
Pendant Height 11.5cm
Chain Length 42cm
110g

£110

 


A beautiful interpretation of the jewellers creativity, this voluptuous vintage neck piece from the deep tropical south of India is both statement making and sophisticated. There is a gentle femininity in the chain dangles and bead glass beads that frame the heart-shaped pendant, itself fringed with tiny delicately formed bells. A rare and wonderful piece. No silver content. 



180

Vintage Gypsy White Metal Cotton & Glass Tribal Necklace
Kashmir
India
Mid 20th Century
Inner Chain Length 45cm
Necklace Length 33cm
311g

£320

 


With statement necklaces all the rage at the moment, consider this vintage tribal necklace from Kashmir.. Foral motifs, beads and bells around a central pendant of red glass exhude a soft bohemian vibe perfect for summer or winter over a black top. Jazz up your wardrobe today! See FB page for lookbook.

 



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Antique Tibetan Silver & Coral Gau Pendant
Kham
Tibet
Early 20th Century
Length 7cm
Width 6cm
Main Body Depth 3.5cm
69g

£320

 


The Double Vajra motif embossed and chased around a coral cabuchon is a powerful motif symbolising the absolute stability of the physical universe. Intricate and alluring the surface of this Tibetan Talismanic pendant is etched with floral forms and celestial clouds. Keep a special memory, or lucky charm close to your heart while enticing onlookers eyes toward enjoying this incredible piece of jewellery. The pendant comes without a chain leaving you the artistic license to dress it up as you like. Traditionally a piece like this wouls be worn with a beaded necklace of chunks of turquoise amber and coral with perhaps some freshwater pearls. The silver back is hinged, easy to open and closes solidly.



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Antique Tibetan Silver and Turquoise Gau Pendant
Kham
Tibet
Circa 1890's
Width 12cm
Height 12cm
Depth 2.5cm
168g

£980

 


This spectacular amulet box known locally as a G'au was used to carry lucky, magical or blessed charms for good fortune in the rugged Shangri La of Tibet that exists at great altitude in the clouds of the vast Transhimalaya region. In Tibet turquoise has always been only surpassed by gold when it comes to value. Seen as a holy stone that protects against injury, promotes healing and diffuses negative energies, it is the stone most often selected for adornment in a land where the climate can become unimaginably tough during the winter months and every method of safety employed. Stones with good colour such as these, are considered living turquoise with life-giving properties. The background and sides are masterfully decorated with a mixture of filligree wirework scroll designs and repousse leaves adding a softness to the bold geometric shape of the container which is accesessed via a gilded silver back plate.



189

Antique Silver and Glass Tribal Necklace
Tajikistan
Central Asia
Circa Early 20th Century
Necklace Length 42cm
Chain Length 63cm
Pendant Width 7cm
221g

£1200

 


Make a chic statement with just one eye catching investment piece. Collectors of treasured objects cannot help but be wowed by this big and beautiful tribal necklace from the wilds of Afghanistan. Most likely commissioned as part of a wedding trousseau for a wealthy trading family to adorn their beautiful bride on her big day, this piece would have been kept aside just for special occasions or perhaps never worn again. Featuring an incredible display of ancient techniques such as filligree, engraving and embossing, this carefully crafted necklace breathes its stylistic heritage from the millenia old Silk Route across Central Asia.



191

Antique Indian Silver Pendant
Rajasthan
India
Circa Early 20th Century
Height 8.5cm
Width 6.2cm
Depth 4mm
111g

£420

 


A masterpiece of the ancient jewellers art of repousse and chasing this Karnik pendant represents a form of the Goddess Durga, the female principle of the universe and the source of all female Godesses in Hinduism. In this form she is a protective Goddess, who can perform miricles by healing the sick and protecting devotees from physical harm. Beautifully rendered in soft floral forms and crenellated edging, this solid silver pendant (80%+) shines with wisdom and artistic prowess.



192

Antique Tribal Tibetan Silver and Turquoise Pendant
Spiti
India
Circa Early 20th Century
Width 15cm
Height 10.5cm
107g

£420

 


In the part of once Western Tibet that now extends into India there still live Tibetan origin peoples who are now known as Ladakhis. in the remote high altitude valleys forming the border region of India and Chinese Tibet there still live tribal communities that wear traditional clothing and jewellery dating back millenia. This brooch would fasten the embroidered felt shawls necessary to abide in areas closed by winter for 8 months of the year. Featuring wire filigree, chasing and gorgeous turquoise, this spectacular antique brooch would make a stunning centrepiece to any necklace.



196

Antique Silver Turquoise, Tourmaline & Foil Behind Glass Pendant
Himachal Pradesh
India
Circa Early 20th Century
Width 8cm
Height 7.5cm
Depth 0.7cm
156g

£320

 


The Kullu Valley in the Indian Himalayas is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Here the ancient culture of devotion is still cental to rural life. In the high altitude pastures away from the trappings of modernity villagers wear talismans as symbols of their dedication to spiritual attainment and of love for their chosen deity. This devotional pendant would have been to Devi, the female principle, universal across all humanity this manifestation of reality is personified by the Goddess who has been respected and revered in all her forms throughout this region for thousands of years. The hearts surrounding the once central residence of the goddess show her gentle loving nature, making this not just an item of jewellery but a representation of the powerful loving energy found in womankind. 



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Antique Silver Tibetan Amulet Box With Coral & Turquoise
Ladakh
India
Circa 1900
Width 10.5cm
Height 10.5cm
Depth 1.8cm
119g

£600

 


An exquisite centrepiece to any necklace this Tibetan 'gau' is designed to carry beneficial mantras or other luck fulfilling charms within to benefit the wearer. the four wings represent chortans or stupas that serve as inspiration for the wearers spiritual journey. Featuring masterful filligree work in floral designs, the central panel has been gilded with a turquoise placed at its centre to offer protection and healing while the much beloved coral symbolises the strength necessary to reach ones goals.