Antique Carnelian Beads from African Trade 0169


These are 25-26" strands of round (or rondel) old carnelian beads from African trade. Delicate small beads graduated from 4 to 9mm in diameter, are not completely round, some with small chips. They show the beauty and charm of old beads. They are ideal for a wide range of jewelry design projects, but are also beautiful simply strung on their own.

These are old beads but their exact age is unknown, they are likely Indian trade to Africa.

Multiple strands are shown in photos, except for the scale photo showing a single strand.

Note: several strands are shown in some photos. This listing is for ONE strand. Please contact me for volume discounts if interested.

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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