Antique Silver-Inlaid Black Coral Prayer Beads from Yemen P_BCSI_4&5



This strand of 33 antique black coral silver-inlaid prayer beads from Yemen. Called “yusr” in Yemen, these beads are from a tasbih.

The color of the beads range from black to light espresso, which is an indication of the age of the beads (newer beads are usually shiny black).

There are two strand options in this listing. Both are slightly over 16" long

Strand BCSI_4 has 33 round 12-13mm coral beads, a 41x9mm imam bead and 2 small bi-cone coral separator beads. It weighs 56g.

Strand BCSI_5 has 32 round coral beads about 11-12mm in diameter, 29x5 mm, and 2 coral-red separator beads that appear to be plastic. It weighs 40g.

The coral beads are old, worn, antique natural untreated black coral from the Red Sea. Some beads show substantial wear, a few are chipped. Please see the photos for detail.

Collectible beads, a favorite among jewelry designers, they are becoming increasingly rare. The exact age of these beads is not know, but they likely date to the early 1900s.

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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