Antique Indian Amulets, Ethnic Jewellery and Himalayan Ornaments
My Passion for Unique Jewels – Antique, Vintage, Traditional Ethnic Jewellery from Around the World
After more than thirty years of interest and actual involvement with antique traditional ethnic jewellery – I decided to create my own website:
My SHOP specializes in old ethnic jewellery, antique, collectible and vintage handcrafted pieces worn as adornments which identifies the cultural identity of belonging to a group related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class or locality.
The Jewellery collection contains pieces from the rural peoples of Rajasthan, Gujarat in northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Bhutan, Ladakh, South India and Sri Lanka, specializing in Antique Indian Amulets, Pendants, Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings, because of their beauty and craftsmanship.
I also have a range of antique Tibetan Gau Boxes, Himalayan Ornaments, Islamic, Central Asia and South East Asia Prayer Boxes, Amulets and Necklaces.
Many of my silver items are presented as tarnished and in the original condition of receiving them. I leave them tarnished because I find that many of my customers prefer them that way. Silver is easy to clean with a little rubbing with a polishing cloth, no silver polish liquid is required.
Though I offer only high quality adornments, because of the nature of old ethnic treasures, these items may contain some imperfections, this just adds to the character and authenticity of the items.
It is my policy never to deliberately list fakes as genuine. All contemporary or reproduction Indian Amulets and ornaments listed will always be stated as such.
If you have any queries – I will be happy to provide further photographs, any reference to the specific piece of jewellery or any other piece of jewellery that is similar in order to further establish its authenticity and history from books or catalogues in my collection. The age given of each piece is only an estimate gained from research of similar examples.
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase so if there are any problems please contact me within 2 business days after receiving your item, so we can discuss a solution.
I only take back items if they are grossly misrepresented in the listing and not if the buyer changes their mind or if an item is not to their liking.
I endeavor to accurately describe all of the items in my Shop, but in the rare event that I have made a mistake and the item received is not as described, I will refund the buyer’s purchase price less the shipping charges, upon return of the item. The Buyer pays for the return postage.
This refund will be issued via the same payment method with which the items were bought and only once I have received the returned goods back. Please note that the parcel and its contents are your responsibility until they are returned back to me safely. I therefore require that you return by Registered Post, retaining proof of postage.
If you have questions please ask before buying and I will respond back in a timely manner.
I sell on Etsy and payment is through the Etsy gateway.
Etsy is safe to buy from because of its secure payment system, the protection Etsy offers buyers, and its review system.
Reserve and Hold Plan Available:
If you are considering purchasing an item, please contact me to place a HOLD while you make your decision on a purchase.
All orders are shipped within 1-2 business days of receipt of payment. All shipments of orders will be confirmed by email.
Ship-to Worldwide from Australia. Buyer pays for all postage costs. Each item is packed carefully to make sure it reaches you in excellent condition.
All shipping will be sent:
International Shipping: ” International Express Post” by Australia Post – Unique Identification Number as Proof of Posting – Signature obtained on Delivery, WITH Internet Tracking.
It normally takes 7-10 business days for delivery. Sometimes items are delayed in Customs Clearing when the parcel arrives at your Country and may take a longer shipping time, sometimes 2- 3 weeks.
If you buy multiple items shipping will be the same as for the first item, with no extra postage charges. My Postage calculator does not allow multiple items adjustment so I will refund you the extra overpaid postage.
Once a parcel has been posted I cannot be held responsible for LOST or DAMAGED packages.
ADDITIONAL NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Import duties, taxes and VAT (Value Added Tax), and charges are not included in the item price or shipping. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. If you are charged a fee upon receipt of your package this due to your countries laws. This is not an additional fee I am charging. Each country has different rules regarding these fees. If you need to know what import or VAT taxes your country may charge, please consult your Postal Services website or government Tax Office for more information.
Please feel free to contact me for further information on any of my treasures.