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Zanathia Jewelry specializes in preserving rare antique accessories from eras gone by. We love to imagine the history & stories behind each historical piece as if they could talk. Our carefully curated jewelry collection includes a variety of well crafted accessories that encourages historic preservation and sustainability.

Zanathia Jewelry was founded in 2017 by antique dealer, jewelry historian, book author, and historic preservationist Tanzy Ward. She is a PACC certified antiques & collectibles appraiser and graduate of Asheford Institute of Antiques. She is a proud member of the Asheford Associate Membership Program & The American Society of Jewelry Historians. Her book publications include ''Hidden Legacies: African Presence in European Antiques'' and ''Unsung Portraits: Anonymous Images of Black Victorians and Early 20th Century Ancestors''.  Her expertise and scholarship has been featured in various decorative arts and jewelry magazines, including the National Jeweler. Her second Historic Non-Fiction reference book, Unsung Portraits, was selected as a 2022 Contingent Book List Award for Historian Authors. Her passion and specialized focus on 19th Century Black Victorian material culture and heirlooms has presented her with the opportunity to be featured in critically acclaimed exhibits, including Yale University/Yale Divinity School's 2022 'Allegories, Renditions, & A Small Nation of Women'. 
Zanathia Jewelry emphasizes preserving pieces of history and the cherished memories that are connected with it. Our way of preserving history includes hand sourcing, researching, and providing unique jewelry that past generations wore with gentle love. Antique and vintage jewelry are rare, sentimental, well-made for longevity, and environmentally friendly to our planet. At Zanathia Jewelry, we strive to provide rare jewelry collectibles that will continuously be worn with enduring love. We hope you will discover a piece you love, that was once a family heirloom, and create new stories & cherished memories from the Zanathia jewelry collection!