A Necklace of Javanese and African Vintage Glass Beads and Ancient Indonesian Trade Wind Beads #1
This necklace brings together centuries of trade beads history, from ancient excavated Indonesian "trade wind" beads to antique African trade beads and the more recent Javanese beads of the early 20th century.
The large (38-41mm), unusual deep blue bi-cone "end of the day" glass beads are the creation of Javanese bead makers of the early 20th century. They are decorated with fragments of older Venetian Chevron bead fragments. The larger 14mm blue round beads are antique Dogon glass beads from Mali, of Dutch origin. The smaller (5-6 mm) blue cylindrical spacers are authentic vintage Turkana beads from northwest Kenya. The tiny brick-colored spacers are ancient excavated "trade wind" beads from Indonesia. While their exact age is unknown, they are believed to be at least 800 years old if not more. Indonesian trade beads were manufactured as early as 500 BC and were widely traded in South East Asia since antiquity. Finally, blood-red jade beads and tiny brass spacers are used in this one-of-a-kind necklace.
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.
Happy Customer (:
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.