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.
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. The silver pendants, silver beads and ornaments used in this Yemeni necklace are made of old 900 coin silver.
The chain used is also 900 silver. Note: These photos of the actual necklace. We happily accept return if the received item is not as displayed or described.Please note that if the item(s) has reached the destination with defects caused during transit then kindly send us at least 3 photos of the damaged area from different angles. 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.
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