A Collection of Mixed Ancient Stone Beads from The Sahara Y23_0962


A collection of mixed ancient excavated stone beads, mostly Neolithic beads from the Sahara. This 12" strand contains agate, gneiss granite, jasper, amazonite, serpentine, and quartz beads. These ancient beads show the hourglass-shaped aperture typical for the hand-made beads of that period.  A few beads may be antique rather than ancient. The size of the beads varies from about 4x6mm to 37x20mm, the weight is 104g.  Hole size varies, mostly around 1.5-4mm.

The beads are of venerable age, and some have nicks and chips consistent with age. Please see the photos for the 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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