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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5568

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Sri Lankan Gilded Silver Necklace set with Rubies & other Gems

Sri Lanka
early to mid-20th century

length of pendant: 14cm, overall weight: 61.31

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UK art market

5607

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Fine, Sri Lankan Silver Bracelet

Sri Lanka
19th century

Internal diameter: 5.7cm, width ate widest point: 2cm, weight: 49.6g

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UK art market

5727

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Central or West African Necklace with Trade Beads

West Africa, possibly Congo
late 19th-early 20th century

total length: 55cm, weight: 159g

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Provenance

UK art market

5115

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Yemen Silver Ring

Bedouin People, Yemen
early 20th century

weight: 11.14g, US ring size: 8.2=75, UK ring size: R/S

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Provenance

UK art market

5117

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Sudanese Bedouin Silver Ring

Rashaida People, Sudan
early 20th century

weight: 26.86g, US ring size: 9, UK ring size: R/S

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UK art market

5118

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Yemen Silver & Stone Ring

Bedouin People, Yemen
early 20th century

weight: 21.57g, US ring size: 5.5, UK ring size: R

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UK art market

4864

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Bontoc Clam Shell Bead & Glass Bead Necklace

Bontoc People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th-20th century

weight: 169g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

5503

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Indian Flexible Diamond & Enamelled Gold Bracelet (Pahunchiyan or Dasti)

North India
late 19th-20th century

length (or circumference when closed): 16.4cm, width at widest point: 1.8cm, weight: 45.84g

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UK art market

5564

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Gold Enamelled Kavach Pendant & Enamelled Gold Bead & Pearl Necklace for a Krishna Devotee

Rajasthan, India
19th century

circumference of necklace: 43cm, overall weight: 27.9g

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Provenance

UK art market

5687

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Assam Gold & Ruby Ring

Assam, India & possibly Western Burma
late 19th century

length of bezel: 2.3cm, weight: 5.92g, ring size: US - 7.75; UK - P

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Provenance

UK art market

4071

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Maori Greenstone Double-sided Hei-Tiki Pendant

Maori People, New Zealand
early 20th century

height: 5.2cm, width: 3.2cm, weight: 11.9g

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Provenance

UK art market

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

5114

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Yemeni Silver Ring

Bedouin People, Yemen
early 20th century

US ring size: 7, UK ring size: N/O, weight: 12.74g

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Provenance

UK art market

5247

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

Oman, probably Nizwa
circa 1900

length of necklace as worn: 37cm, length of box: 10cm, height of box: 6.7cm, thickness: 0.9cm, weight: 170g

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UK art market

5603

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Rajasthani Silver Cuff Bracelet

Rajasthan, India
19th century

length: 8.6cm, diameter: 6.3cm-7.5cm, weight; 95g

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UK art market

5605

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Yemen Silver Bracelet with Coral

Yemen
early 20th century

diameter: 6cm, thickness: 2.4cm, height of diamond-shaped bezel: 4cm, weight: 85g

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UK art market

5817

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Silver ‘Prostitute’s’ ‘Bolt’ Bracelet (Swar)

Aulad Nail, Algeria
19th century

internal diameter at widest point: 6.3cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 103g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

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

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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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

3966

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Large Silver Bead & Amber Necklace with Amulet Box (Hirz)

San'a, Yemen
early 20th century

total length (circumference as worn): 96cm, total weight: 381g

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5203

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Outstanding Naga Bead & Shell Necklace

Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
19th century

length: approx. 90cm

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Provenance

UK art market

5620

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South Indian Toda Silver Woman’s Necklace

Toda People, Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, South India
19th century

total length (or circumference as worn): 50.5cm, weight: 175g

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

5471

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Gilded Silver Mounted Pectoral Reliquary Cross with Carved Steatite (Enkolpia)

Mount Athos, Macedonian Greece
15th century

total length of chain (circumference as worn): 72cm, length of cross (without coin): 7.3cm, thickness of cross: 1.1cm, weight: 97g

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UK art market

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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private collection, UK.

4798

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Indian Silver Bead Necklace

Gujarat, India
19th-early 20th century

length: 60cm, weight: 229g

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4232

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Naga 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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Naga Bead Necklace

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

length: 64cm, weight: 508g

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Provenance

private collection, London.

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