Send me exclusive offers, unique gift ideas, and personalized tips for shopping and selling on Etsy. Island jewellery is still very much primal because of the lack of communication with outside cultures. Some areas of Borneo and Papua New Guinea are yet to be explored by Western nations. However, the island nations that were flooded with Western missionaries have had drastic changes made to their jewellery designs. Missionaries saw any type of tribal jewellery as a sign of the wearer’s devotion to paganism.
- Any ornaments for personal adornment, as necklaces or cuff links, including those of base metals, glass, plastic, or the like.
- Although they used gold, they sometimes used bronze or bone, and in earlier times, glass beads & pearl.
- Bead embroidery, a popular type of handwork during the Victorian era, is enjoying a renaissance in modern jewellery making.
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