French West Indies - créole jewels

French West Indies - créole jewels

 

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brooch "chenille", earrings and the long chain

 

 


the large "chenille" (caterpillar) brooch in gold, generally worn on the head

 

 

 

 


 "chenille" (caterpillar) earrings and "chou" (cabbage) necklace

 

 

 


 "chenille" (caterpillar) earrings and "chou" (cabbage) necklace

 

 

 

 


earrings, long chain and "cassolette" pendant

 

 

The French Antilles and Caribbean are rich in regional jewels however I have only two photos.  I therefore ask readers to send me photos and information on the ear pendants "tête negresse, Nicolos, anneaux clous, chenille, pommes cannelles, dahlia, pampilles and créoles", necklaces "gros sirop, choux, forçat et gourmette" and bracelets.

 

 


cassolette pendant in gold and pearls

 

 

 

 

Other jewels from the West Indies can be found in the book Traditional French Jewellery, in English - You can order it  here direct from the author

 

 

French West Indies - créole jewels