Vintage Idar-Oberstein Agate Bicone Beads Strand



This Vintage African Trade Idar Oberstein Agate Strand was traded in Nigeria. The beads were cut in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. They date back to mid to the end of the 19th century.

The beads are generally in good condition, although some show age-appropriate nicks at chips the edges.

There are several strands available. The strands are all very similar, and a few representative examples are shown in the photos. You can choose a specific strand from the drop-down menu at checkout, or just indicate the number of random strands you want and we will pick the best of those available.

Each strand is approximately 26" long and has about 24-26 beads on each. Graduated bicone faceted beads range 17-35 mm in length and 8-12mm in diameter.

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.

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