by Anne Holland | A simple, long, beautiful necklace made with antique silver beads from Afghanistan,an antique Tibetan bezelled turquoise bead, and an antique Moroccan amber bead, all resting above an antique silver and carnelian Afghani amulet. Tibetans believe that turquoise has strong protective and beneficial medicinal properties, and that it is a living thing, not just a simple stone. On a sterling silver chain, with a sterling silver hook and eye clasp. | Dorje Designs
Besides the colorful tiles and patterned fabrics, brass or embossed metal accessories might be found along with intricately ornamented metal work of different types, the key to harmonizing the many elements is scale, along with toned down, naturally derived pigments. The brightest colors in Moroccan decorative patterns are often paired with white or alabaster.
by Anna Holland | Antique Moroccan pendant from Tiznit with great enamel work still visible hangs from seven strands of old Venetian green whiteheart beads. Silver spacers from Africa, sterling silver cones, and sterling hook and eye clasp | Sold