Rare ancient jewelry of the Vietnamese in pictures

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 100 jewelry items thousands of years old were on display at the exhibition “Vietnam’s ancient jewelry” in Hue recently.

The exhibits are selected from the old jewelry collections of the Center for Preservation of Hue Relics and the National History Museum. The exhibition introduced a fairly comprehensive overview of the art of jewelry from prehistory to the Nguyen Dynasty (19th century).

From bracelets, gloves, and bronze belts of the Dong Son culture (2,000 to 2,500 years ago)  to earrings, stone, agate, and glass beads of Sa Huynh culture were introduced at the exhibition. This is a glove with bronze bells of the Dong Son culture.

A necklace of mollusc shells of the Bau Tro culture, about 5,000 years old. This item was discovered in Quang Binh province, central Vietnam.

Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Center for Conservation of Hue Relics, said the items introduced at the exhibition are the most outstanding products of the Vietnamese people over thousands of years. This is a musical stone made in the 19th-20th century.

Besides jewelry thousands of years old, Nguyen Dynasty royal jewelry dating from the early 18th century to the mid 20th century were also on display. This is a silver necklace of the Nguyen Dynasty.

A piece of jade of the 19th century (Nguyen Dynasty).


A gold brooch of the 18th century.

A silver ring dating back hundreds of years.

This item is made of gold and gems for the royals.

This is an altar of the Nguyen throne (1802-1984).

A nine-dragon globe of the Nguyen Dynasty.



Rare ancient jewelry of the Vietnamese in pictures