Our catalogue > Selected Wearable Antique Jewellery

Presented here is a selection of antique jewellery items from Asia, North Africa & the Middle East which are wearable in a contemporary context.

We have many other examples of antique jewellery for collectors, so do see our other jewellery sections for all the items we have in stock.

We have sourced each item from the UK, often from old colonial-era collections.

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5205

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Unusually Large, Multiple-Strand Naga Blue Glass Bead Necklace

Naga People, India/Burma
circa 1900

length: 70cm, weight: 724g

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Provenance

UK art market; undoubtedly, the necklace has been in the UK since the colonial era.

5542

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Gold Indian Kokke Thathi Pendant

Coorg People, Tamil Nadu, South India
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 4.7cm, weight: 12.8g

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Provenance

UK art market

5261

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Javanese Necklace of Early Gold Beads

Central Java, Indonesia
Early Classical Period, 8th century

length: 65.3cm weight: 37.7g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

5084

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Algerian Colonial Silver & Coral Hinged Bracelet

Algeria
circa 1920

internal diameter: 5.2cm, external diameter: 8.5c, width: 4.2cm, weight: 126g

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Provenance

UK art market

5647

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Indian Diamond, Silver & Gold Ring

India
late 19th-20th century

interior diameter: 1.9cm; size T (UK measurement), 9 5/8 (US): weight: 7.7g

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Provenance

UK art market

4934

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Omani Silver Amulet Box (Hirz) & Necklace with Applied Gold Plaques

Oman
circa 1900

total hanging length: 45cm, approximate length of chain: 60cm, length of amulet box: 9.2cm, weight: 330g

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Provenance

UK art market

4863

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Red Venetian Glass & Brass Bead Necklace

Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

length: 80cm, weight: 237g

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Provenance

UK private collection

5107

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Cast Silver Bracelet

Tihama Region, likely Hudayda (al Dhahiyy), Yemen
18th-19th century

external diameter: 10cm, inside diameter: 6.4cm, weight: 145g

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Provenance

UK art market

4860

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Yellow Venetian Glass & Brass Bead Necklace

Andhra Pradesh, India
19th century

length: 84cm, weight: 280g

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Provenance

UK private collection

5248

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Indian Chased Silver Makara Bracelet

Madras, South India
circa 1880

internal diameter at widest point: 5.7cm, weight: 65g

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Provenance

UK art market

5472

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Indian Enamelled Gold Earrings with Emeralds & Pearls

India
19th century

length: 2.7cm, combined wight: 4.98g

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Provenance

UK art market

3988

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Silver Double Axe Pendant (Taka)

Central Flores, Eastern Indonesia
18th-19th century

height: 6.5cm, width: 9cm, weight: 19g

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Provenance

Dutch antique market; private Dutch collection; acquired previously in the Netherlands.

5507

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Fine Indian Mughal Gold & Gem-Set White Nephrite Jade Pendant (Haldili)

North India
18th-19th century

length: 4.6cm, height: 3.5cm, weight: 17.47g

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Provenance

UK art market

4036

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Chinese Silver Filigree & Jade Hinged Bracelet

China
circa 1900

internal diameter: 5.6cm, height: 2.1cm, weight: 46.25g

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Provenance

UK art market

5048

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Hand-Rolled Turquoise Bead Necklace

Navajo Pueblo People, South-West United States
19th-early 20th century

length: 42cm ( 25cm for the double strand of turquoise), weight: 41g

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Provenance

private collection, UK

2613

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Rare South Indian Shiva-Parvati Double Rudraksha Necklace with Ruby-Inset Gold Mounts

South India
18th-19th century

width of pendant: 5.3cm, height of pendant: 7cm, length of necklace: 31cm, weight: 75g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

4798

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Silver Bead Necklace

Gujarat, India
19th-early 20th century

length: 60cm, weight: 229g

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4232

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Glass Bead Necklace

Naga People, Burma/India
late 1940s

length: 59cm, weight: 182g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4499

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Necklace of Rare Hollow Reeded Gold Beads

Pyu (present-day Burma)
5th-9th century

length of bead section: 18cm (36cm circumference), weight: 29g

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Provenance

UK art market; private collection, London.

4256

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Rare Fossilised Palmwood (Pumtek) Bead Necklace

Pyu Kingdom, Burma, China People, Western Burma & Mizo People, Eastern India
circa 10th century

length: 76cm, weight: 93g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4260

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Bead Necklace

Naga People, India/Burma
19th century-early 20th century

length: 64cm, weight: 508g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

5000

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Gold Makara Ring

Khmer/Cambodia
circa 15th century

height of ring: 3cm, external diameter of hoop: 2.4cm, weight: 13.76g, size of ring: M (UK), 6.25 (US)

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Provenance

Collection of (the late) Paul Walter, New York. Probably acquired by Walter in the UK.

2238

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Gold Filigree Minangkabau Gold Bracelet (Galang Gadang)

Minangkabau People, West Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century

outside widest diameter: 8.8cm, inside widest diameter: 6cm, width of bezel: 3.5cm, weight: 50g

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Provenance

private collection