Central Asia offers a variety of jewelry styles. The fine craftmanship of Uzbekistan, the glowing carnelians of the Turkmen tribes, the elegant uses of fire-gilding are just some of the items one might encounter. For more interesting publications on Central Asian jewelry, have a look here.

Simple Multan necklace with three plaques decorated in blue, red and turquoise enamel

Silver amulet case with inscriptions, Iran

An early 20th century sarpesh or turban ornament from Uzbekistan. Gold foil on silver with glass stones and coral beads

Earrings from Pakistan. Gold foil, coral and turquoise on silver

Torque with red glass cabochons. Pakistan, Swat Valley

Turkmen bracelet with silver and carnelians

Necklace from Tadjikistan, with coral and glass beads and a set of miniature tools and amulets as central element