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Long Tribal Necklace, Pendant Necklace, White Agate Pendant on Seed Beads Chain Necklace, African Trade Bead Necklace

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a long tribal necklace / pendant necklace with big antique white agate pendant ( African Tade bead ) on seed beads chain. The agate bead dates back to the late 1800s / early 1900s, beautifully banded clear, creamy white, ivory and pale yellow. It is strung on an endless single strand of mixed seed beads, only highlightened by some slightly larger beads in the front. I opted for contrasts and selected beads in shades of ivory, brown, black, bronze and brass.

The overall effect is light, despite the quite large size of the agate bead. This one of a kind necklace is perfect for wearing every day and at special occasions. It does match this year's beautiful ethnic style fashion and can be worn as layering with other necklaces in earthy shades of yellow, mustard, carnelian, cinnamon....

length of the seed beads strand is 71,5 cm / 28 5/8 “
length of the pendant part is 8,0 cm / 3 1/8”
the agate bead has a length of 5,4 cm / 2 1/8" and thickness of 2,3 cm / 7/8”

the agate bead is approx 100 to 120 years old and was manufactured in India, in Cambay, where agate has been mined and processed to beads for over 2500 years. These agate beads were exported (not only) to West Africa to be used as currency. Single beads were / are worn by the women of Fulani and Tuareg as accent elements. The shape is called “torpedo”. The bead has a small drusy on one side, with tiny glittering crystal inclusions

Seed beads are glass, a mix of antique, vintage and modern. Most were made in Czechoslovakia. All glass rondelles are modern. Ivory rondelles and drums are conch shell beads from Nepal, the white-yellowish “melon” glass beads are vintage, made in Germany in the 1960s. Then there are vintage mother of pearl beads in bronze-brown, vintage black wooden discs from Africa, few small Betel nut beads, 1 modern serpentine bead, some modern brass rondelles, clay rondelles from Mali, and two antique oistrich eggshell beads at the pendant part.

This necklace ships from Germany / Europe. Shipping costs include registered delivery with tracking number and signature confirmation. I ship worldwide and I accept Euro in addition to US $. Please see the shop policies for detailed information

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Long Tribal Necklace, Pendant Necklace, White Agate Pendant on Seed Beads Chain Necklace, African Trade Bead Necklace


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antique agate bead, vintage seed beads, vintage glass beads, conch shell beads, brass rondelles, wood rondelles
  • Ships worldwide from Germany
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