A Long Strand of Ancient and Antique Serpentine Beads (0355)


This long strand of dark green serpentine comes from West Africa. The beads are a mix of ancient and antique. Although their exact age is unknown, most are believed to be over 1000 years old, with a few antique beads mixed in.

There are 56 beads of very different sizes and shapes. The largest bead is about 38x32mm. Some of the beads are oval, some bicone, some disk-shape, some almost round. An excellent playing field for a designer.

The strand is 37" including raffia, about 30 inches of beads.

Some of the beads have nicks and chips consistent with age. Please see the photos for the detail.

The weight of the entire strand is approx 10 oz

Weights and sizes are approximate.

IMPORTANT NOTE. In the world of beads, and especially ancient and antique beads, errors in identification are common. We do our best to research and classify our beads accurately, however mistakes are certainly possible. If you are a bead expert and notice any errors in description, we invite you to please contact us and let us know. We are always grateful for any new information. We also accept returns no questions asked. See our Return Policy for detail.

COLORS: Our photos are taken in different lighting in an attempt to show how beads look in different lighting conditions. We make every effort to show colors as accurately as possible. The white background photos are taken in daylight conditions. The black background photos are taken in the strong lab light, and would be representative of what they would look like in the evening electric light. Some of the photos are backlit to emphasize their translucency. Note that monitor settings strongly affect the way the colors look. What you see on your monitor may differ from what you see with a naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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