April 24, 2015

    Korali are the most traditional Ukrainian necklace. Korali consist of imported coral beads, strung on a thread. The number of strands varies from 1 to 25, each named "razka" (roughly translated as ‘just one’). You could tell the more well-off girls, as they ha...

November 7, 2014

    History and characteristics Gerdan, sylianka, pletenka, drabynka are all names for beaded necklaces that look like a narrow strip made of colored beads, strung on thread (often horsey thread) or fishing line, forming a colorful geometrical and sometimes floral orna...

September 11, 2014


   Dukach – a decoration in the form of a medal pendant, which girls wore around their neck, strung on a ribbon as a symbol of maturity and the transition from childhood to adulthood.


   The word ‘dukach’ is the Ukrainian derivative from ‘ducat’, the name...

July 11, 2014

    Ukrainian ‘Korali’ AKA ‘Namysto’ or simply a necklace, is probably the most common women’s jewelry in Ukraine.


  Ukrainian necklaces came in different colors, shapes, materials, and even in ways of wearing them. Necklaces made from expensive natural materials,...

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