A Strand of Ancient and Antique Amazonite from Mauritania M00112S


A mixed strand of ancient and antique stone beads from Mauritania.  The stone is mostly amazonite, with a few beads of serpentine intermixed.  These beads have been highly valued since antiquity, held as symbols of wealth, and traded by weight.  The beads are used up till modern times in West Africa, primarily Mauritania and Morocco in traditional jewelry and hair adornments. 

Beads range from approximately 3mm - 15mm x 4mm - 10mm, 1mm hole. The strand is about 18 inches without raffia. Weighing 67 grams per strand.

These beads are in good antique condition. They have traveled far and wide, and some wear such as nicks, scratches, and chips is expected.

Some beads have chipped ends. Please examine the photos for details.

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 the 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 details.

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 the naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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