Inventory no.: 3971

Yemen Silver Bead Necklace


Silver & Glass Bead Necklace

Taiz, Yemen

circa 1900

length (approx): 100cm, weight: 232g

This necklace comprises various elongated silver beads decorated with applied silver work, small red beads, and larger coral-orange (or amber) and yellow glass beads.

Among the Yemeni, the colour of coral symbolised beauty and youth.

Ransom (2014, p. 121) illustrates several necklaces that incorporate very similar process amber and yellow beads.

The necklace is in fine condition and is wearable.


Ben-Ami, A. (ed.), In All Their Finery: Jewels from the Jewish World, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002.

Ransom, M.,

Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Yemeni Jewelry, AUC Press, 2014.


private collection, UK.

Inventory no.: 3971