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Choker of ancient deep blue Indo-Pacific beads with sterling + 24k vermeil from Bali

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The blue glass beads in the necklace were purchased in Indonesia between 1992 - 1996. They are denim blue drawn glass beads called Indo-Pacific, or trade wind beads. This type of bead was made abundantly and traded widely during a long period estimated to have occurred between the 1st century BC and the 12th century AD. There were many centers of production and the beads were traded from India to the Philippines, from Africa to China and beyond. There is evidence of nomadic production as well.

They are combined here with sterling silver beads that have been coated with 24k gold. The vermeil beads and clasp are hand made in Bali to enhance the subtle beauty of this ancient glass.

This necklace is 17" long.


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Choker of ancient deep blue Indo-Pacific beads with sterling + 24k vermeil from Bali

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  • Materials: Bali silver, sterling silver, trade wind beads, IndoPacific beads, old beads, vermeil, IndoPacific glass, trade beads, ancient glass, antique beads
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