X-Large Handmade Saucer Bi-cone Beads from Mali, Silver Alloy (27x17-20 mm) CRBM_10383



These saucer-shaped beads come from West Africa, specifically from Mali. Brass or Silver colored beads are available. This listing is for the silver alloy beads.

The beads are hollow and lightweight and are about 27mm wide and 17-20mm hole to hole, although as always for handmade beads, sizes vary slightly from bead to bead. There are approximately 22-25 beads per strand. The stringing hole is about 2mm. These are handmade beads, each being unique on its own.  They come in a lighter and darker patina, as well as larger and smaller variations. Please see the last photo for the color options.

These beads are old and some may show wear such as nicks, small holes, and other minor imperfections.

Sold by strand.

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 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.

WE COMBINE SHIPPING and will refund any overage. Contact us when placing the order and we will work with you to ensure the best available shipping cost.