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Donating to a museum
Want to donate your jewellery collection to a museum? Here is what to think of.
The Mineral and the Visual
Book review by jewellery historian Sigrid van Roode: why you should read The Mineral and the Visual
Magic of food
How does food work as amulet in silver jewellery from the Middle East….?
What is ‘research’?
What is research and how to do it?
Improve your search results
How to improve your search results for ethnic jewellery online by doing this one thing!
The Seven Eyes amulet is a blue pierced disc, also called saba uyun. Its age is uncertain, but here is what we do know!
Across Asia and the Islamic World
Book review by jewellery historian Sigrid van Roode: why you should read Across Asia and the Islamic World!
Appropriation or historical exchange?
Cultural appropriation is not the same as historical exchange. Find out more about the differences and the grey area between the two. By Sigrid van Roode, jewellery historian working with traditional jewellery from North Africa and the Middle East.
Cultural appropriation in 1 minute
What is cultural appropriation and what is it not? See a basic breakdown here, by jewellery historian Sigrid van Roode working with traditional jewellery from North Africa and the Middle East.
Emirati Adornment: why you should read this book! By Sigrid van Roode
Organizing: 5 quick tips
5 quick tips on how to organize your collection of traditional vintage jewelry from the Middle East and North Africa
How to tell real from reproduction: 5 tips
How to tell if vintage jewellery from North Africa and the Middle East is real, or a reproduction?
How to store silver jewellery from North Africa and the Middle East? Find 4 tips here
3 methods of cleaning ethnic jewellery: their pro’s and con’s!
5 selection filters you may not be aware of
Collecting jewellery saves it for the future: is that really so? Read more about the other side of collecting ethnic jewelry here.
What’s in a name?
What are correct names to indicate the origin of silver jewellery? Here are some thoughts on cultural identity and the importance of names.
Powerful book with artists’ reflections on colonial postcards, images of the Orient and personal adornment as identity
Review of the book Amber by Rachel King: a must-read book!
Tenues des Touaregs
Super rare book with detailed drawings of Tuareg adornment, jewellery, dress and utensils.
Book review of Engraved Gems, presenting the private collection of Guy Ladriere
Book review of Head Adornment by Irene Steiner
Splendour and Shine III
Review of Splendour and Shine III by Irene Steiner
Why is researching and documenting ethnic jewelry so incedibly important? Jewellery historian Sigrid van Roode explains.
Hair: untold stories
Review of the exhibition on Hair in the Horniman Museum and Gardens
Horniman Museum and Gardens: why you will want to visit!
Beautiful Bodies: a detailed review of this book.
Cartier and Islamic Art
Cartier & Islamic Art: read my opinion on this gorgeous book here!
DIVA Library: jewellery research heaven! Find out what this library offers jewellery researchers here.
Review of the book on Alexine Tinne’s photography.
A French private collection of kohl containers, published in a lovely book: read more here!