Rare Blue on White African Glass Trade Beads



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18th century
These beads were an ecstatic find!  Jewels has collected them for years only to find a rare few at a time if at all.  We have them conservatively dated 18th century but some could be earlier.  They are either Venetian or Dutch.  The central charm is a silver Moroccan cone shaped piece, chic, elegant, modest.  We hand wove a soft gold colored cord between each bead.

One of a kind

Silver charm: just under 1.5 x 5″
Necklace length: 19.5″


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.