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Useful search terms for researching Jewelry

For your research on Emirati jewelry and historical trends, you can use the following terms to form search stratagies for your project to use in databases and catalogs. 

For example, you can make a search using a tribe or location name and a  metal type (Omani Silver).

Regional and cultural names:
Middle East / Middle Eastern
Persian Gulf
Arabic
Islamic

Location or tribe names:
Emirati
(United Arab Emirates OR UAE)
Bahrain
Oman
Yemen
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Iran
Persian
Bani Yas
etc...

Metal types and gems:
Gold
Silver
Copper (?)
Pearls
Coral
Diamond
Ruby
Emerald
etc...

Useful additonal terms:
Jewelry (American spelling)
Jewellery (British Speling)
Ring
Pendant
Hair comb
Nose ring
necklace
bracelet
cuff
headpiece
hairpiece

Traditional words for specific kinds of jewelry (to be completed by Marie-Claire and her classes)

Tradtional words for Indian jewelry can be found at this site:
 

Jewellery Resources


The titles below are from your class syllabus.  Only titles the library owns are displayed below.
 

Background Reading & Resources


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