19th century, Mali, Africa
These beads are sometimes called wedding beads and come in all colors. It is this color, the gorgeous coffee, no milk, that is so alluring and harder to find. The tops are Berber headdress charms, worn gold foil over metal, that we restored with riveted sterling, in Jewels’ signature style. Of course the sterling work is ours too.
A Jewels limited standard design; no two exact
Average bead: 1 x .5″