Old Berber Gems: Coral And Glass Beads



19th century and earlier, North Africa
African glass trade beads, made in Europe, strung [no so] randomly with gorgeous north african coral beads.  The coral is a subtle mix of salmon orange/pink and red and the cord is meticulously hand woven, as always, between each bead in our Marrakech studio.  While not always writen in the descriptions, the button closures in many of our pieces, as is the case for this necklace, is an antique Moroccan coin.

One of  kind

Necklace length from end of loop to coin closure: 19″
Central coral bead: 3/4 x 3/8″


A note about our woven cords.  We weave these by hand, every one of them.   Like all Jewels’ work no two are exact, as each of us.  The work is labor intensive.  When warmed to the skin the cord becomes more supple, conforms to the wearer, hangs at it should; the necklace transforms more than just a necklace.  It becomes her.