Ancient Jewelry on Display in HCMC

A collection of ancient bracelets (Photo: KK)

An exhibition of women’s jewelry from ancient times opens today at the Southern Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.The more than 500 exhibits from the days of the Phung Nguyen, Dong Son, Sa Huynh and Oc Eo cultures include valuable pieces from private collections and antique clubs.

Among them are skillfully wrought bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and brooches made of gold, silver, bronze or glass, many of which are encrusted with gemstones.

Differently from the Kinh people, tribal women in the highlands preferred colorful necklaces and spiral jewelry made of ivory, Cham women had a penchant for agate and gold strings, and Khmer women were influenced by Indian culture.

By Kim Khanh

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