Jewellery summary

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Banat Florinaş - a single Habsburg gold florin set in gold and hung on black velvet or silk ribbon. This fashion came from the Venetians.

Conci - necklace made of coins worn in Banat.

Câmpia Banatului Gold coin necklaces (salba de bani) covering whole front. This fashion is of Turkish, Austrian or French fashion. Coins also sewn onto ceapsa (bonnet) or worn as headband.
Maramureş, Oas, Zagardane or lătiţare are worn.
Lăpuş Strings of Venetian glass & coral beads.
North Transylvania  
Apuseni Mts. Mining led to metal earrings, brooches, and salbas.
South Transylvania  
Alba Silver necklaces are worn because there is processing of gold & silver in this area.
Bran Headpins on the maramă.
Hunedoara also in Padureni Tin or copper ornaments called balts.
Pădureni Strings of coral beads or necklace of coins, and a scalloped lătiţar.

Piece of wire formed in circle, worn by women in Pădureni, which sits on nape of neck fixed with 3 threads called tin.

Târnave Silver filigree ornaments on vălatori (hat), and rosettes made of gilded bronze and semi precious stones on belts and vălatori, plus large discs worn on chest. Rows of silver beads are worn.
Ţara Bârsei and Scheii Braşovului Metal belt clasps.
Muntenia Latitar  - headbands made of black velvet and decorated with beads are worn over maramă.
Moldavia - North  
Bucovina Beaded band used as necklace, headband, girdle or hat decoration called "ghiordan or gherdan".
Moldavia - Central & South  


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