A Necklace of Ancient Glass Beads and Antique Yemeni Silver
This 26" necklace is made of a combination of ancient Islamic Period beads excavated in West Africa and Indo-Pacific Trade Wind Beads, put together with simple sterling silver disc spacer beads.
Elegant in its simplicity, this necklace combines ancient beads from two different ends of the world. These glass beads are of approximately the same age, dating to the Islamic period somewhere between the 8th and the 12th centuries AD. The larger African beads are of turquoise color, made of glass paste, likely to imitate the rare turquoise. These beads show their age - some of them show substantial wear, showing their venerable age. These bi-cone beads vary in size from 30x10mm to about 14x7mm.
The small Indo-Pacific Trade Wind beads here are also turquoise in color, almost exactly matching the color of the African beads as if made by the same hand. These beads were widely traded across the Pacific since antiquity, and are found in many places, from South-East Asia to The Mediterranean. These beads are about 5mm in diameter.
The necklace is designed to be worn without a clasp.
Marvelous experience purchasing from this shop: beautiful necklace, great communication, and fast dispatch and delivery! Would absolutely shop here again!
I love my new necklace! Exactly what I was looking for - authentic vintage moroccan berber khamsa pendant and beads tastefully combined. Had also very good experience with contacting the store with an inquiry that was answered promptly and in satisfactory manner. Would not hesitate to purchase from this store again! Thank you.
I purchased it as a gift and got many thanks! It is simply beautiful
I liked my necklace in person even better than on the website! It's so well done! Attention to detail is unbelievable! And this is exactly what I look for in my jewelry: I like it when everything including a clasp is artistic and high quality! I am coming back for more...
This necklace is so tasteful. I bought it as a gift but decided to keep it for myself!
Mexican Amber and Dominican Blu Amber, necklace and earrings Set, is beautiful !!!
Very light! I like very much !!!
Many thanks Anna!
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Thank you so much my wife loved it better than expected.
first of all, WOW, I am really happy with this necklace, more than imaginable; CROSSROADS continue to spread your light and wings with these beautiful pieces. God Bless.
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Finally received the earrings and they do not dissapoint.
Pale pink coral that goes with my other necklaces and a lot more. Thank you for your extra effort.
This 18' necklace is the last of the set, and I am so glad that I purchased it. Is beautiful with the pink coral and the silver accents, is a combination that I can wear in different ways. Very satisfied with the workmanship and quality of these pieces. Thanks.
Gorgeous necklace, really excited to wear it for special occasions!
Just received my necklace, This is exactly what I need to start 2021. My favorite combination of colours : bright orange and dark green. Nicely done! This is not just to show it off on my black cashmere turtleneck, I can hold it in my hands , look at it and enjoy it.
Anna (seller) was very accommodating, answered my questions and provide extra pictures of the necklace for me. Thank you Anna!
I purchased a second necklace to add to a previous one from this seller. The craftsmanship and beauty of the coral and pearls combined with sterling silver gives it antique-like effect that I love. Fast shipping and impecable packaging. Thanks.
Beautiful and artfully designed necklace. Love the pearls and the silver combined with the coral. Fast shipping and great connection with the seller.