This 2-strand 16″ necklace has an elegant collection of old African trade beads, many of them Venetian glass traded to the tribes for gold and other prized commodities back in the day, say two to three hundred years ago. There are a few more contemporary trade beads and even two old wound glass Hebron beads made in North Africa by the local tribes. The focal bead is raw amber, sometimes called “Water Amber” because it is found in water in the Baltic area. It is flanked by the two Hebron beads, then bright red “Mountain Coral” glass beads from Nepal, each with a sterling bead cap, then an assortment of wonderful old trade beads from everywhere. There are little collections of silver and trade bead charms where the two necklace strands meet, including a little prancing dog charm, and then the necklace continues with 3 traditional strands of coral on each side, with white hearts, African Baule brass, sterling silver and Prayer beads. The necklace finishes with a handsome bronze clasp. This is a very rich looking necklace full of ancient beads and radiating their wonderful histories.
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