Old White Agate Strand from African Trade


These are 25-26" strands of unusual large white agate beads from the African trade. These date to the 19th century.

The oval beads range from about 60 to 20mm in length and from about 24 to 8 mm in width. The scale of the wooden ruler in the scale photos is metric (mm/cm)

The beads are in fair antique condition, with some beads having age-appropriate nicks and chips. See photos for detail. There are several extremely similar strands available. You will get a random strand. If you would like to see the specific strand(s) you will get, please let us know, Note that one of photos shows multiple strands.

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.

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.