Antique Silver-Inlaid Black Coral Prayer Beads with Red and Blue Enamel Decoration, Yemen VBP042


This black coral silver-inlaid prayer beads with red and blue decorations from Yemen are called "yusr", or tasbih (mala). There are 33 well-matched oval 11x7mm oval beads, two small separator beads, and an imam bead 43mm long and 7mm wide at the base.

The strand is about 16" long (without the imam bead), and weighs 18g.

The coral beads are antique natural untreated black coral from the Red Sea. Please see the photos for detail.

Collectible beads, a favorite among jewelry designers, they are becoming increasingly rare. The color of the beads is black with the tint of golden espresso, typical for the older black coral beads. The exact age of these beads is not known, but they likely date to the early to mid-1900.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

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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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