Materials

In silver jewellery, many materials are used. These pages provide some insight in the many different materials that can be encountered in traditional jewellery. Some of these have specific magical properties.

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Silver
Silver has long been the preferred basic material for traditional jewellery in the region.
Beads
Beads and inlays of various materials are often used alongside silver. Beads have been popular in the Middle East and North Africa since antiquity.
Gemstones
The use of particular gemstones and other materials in jewellery.
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Leather and rope
Leather is also used in jewellery making, often to carry pieces of silver or beads.
Wire and chains
Thin wire, worked into chains or filigree, has been used in jewellery making since the Graeco-Roman period.
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