A glossary of ethnic jewellery terms

Uzbek

The Uzbeks (Oʻzbek, pl. Oʻzbeklar) are the largest Turkic ethnic group in Central Asia. They comprise the majority population of Uzbekistan, and large populations can also be found in Afghanistan, Tajikstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The art of creating jewelry from precious metals and stones the jewelers…Continue Reading

Uzbek

Ancestors of the Altaic (Turkic)-speaking Uzbeks emerged in Central Asia as early as the 3rd century B.C. when nomads – possibly Hun descendants – began invasions that continued for centuries.Continue Reading