Yemenite silversmithing refers to the work of Jewish silversmiths from Yemen. They were highly acclaimed craftsmen who dominated craft production in precious metals in the southern Arabian peninsula from the 18th through the mid-20th century, a period and region during which Muslims did not engage in this work. These Yemenite silversmiths were noted for their use of fine granulation and filigree, producing such ornaments as women's bracelets, necklaces, finials, etc. Between June 1949 and September 1950, almost the entire Jewish community in Yemen, including nearly every silversmith in the country, immigrated to Israel in an airborne mass migration known as Operation Magic Carpet. Muslims appear to have entered silversmithing in the Yemen in the mid-1900s as the Jews departed for Israel.
Yemeni silver jewelry was traditionally given to a newly wed bride as an. But when the value of the silver declined in med to late 1900s, Yemeni diverted more toward gold jewelry than the traditional Yemenite jewelry, which brought the declined of the craftsman of this kind of jewelry.
Currently almost all the pieces available are old pieces, kept by jewelry collectors. Likewise, this is also a genuine Yemenite round beads necklaces, one of the most traditional designs used by the Jewish Yemeni craftsman. The amber beads used in this necklace is fossilized resin compressed amber, which in simple words in compressed amber. The brown beads are antique wood beads.The silver used in this necklace is called "Coin Silver", which is 900 Silver. The content of the silver used in this necklace is 90% Silver and 10% other metals, mostly copper. Because 925 silver was too soft for the Yemeni craftsman to work with, they only used coin silver to make their jewelry, which as a name suggests, is made by melting old silver coins. This necklace has came directly from Sanaa, Yemen, sent to me by a Yemeni friend, which authenticates it's genuineness and originality.
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The photos must be sent within 3 days after receiving the package. We treat our cuff bracelets with a protective coating to prevent metal allergies. For Earrings, we either use hypoallergenic ear wire or otherwise treat the ear wire with the allergy prevention coating.Although our treatment works for most of our customers, we do not guarantee complete allergy prevention. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "crafteast" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.