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Here you will find ancient decorated and undecorated carnelian beads. Decorated beads are also known as 'etched' carnelians. We also have a separate category for Pema Raka beads.
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Ancient Tabular Agate Bead Necklace
Ancient Tabular Agate Bead Necklace
Our Price: £225.00

A delightful necklace comprised of 11 ancient flat tabular bicone banded agates and carnelians. Each bead is flanked by old silver and brass spacers and not so very old turquoise beads.

Western Asiatic
length of strand 16 inches
Condition: very good with only minor weathering.
largest bead approx 18 mm x 12 mm
Strung with a silver hook clasp.
Rare Ancient Bow Shaped Carnelian Bead - 45.5 mm
Rare Ancient Bow Shaped Carnelian Bead - 45.5 mm
Our Price: £210.00

A beautiful large bow shaped ancient carnelian bead. The cloudy surface is possibly due to longtime burial. This would make a fantastic focal bead on a necklace.

Western Asiatic
Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE + or -
45.5 mm x 13.5 mm
Condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age. No breaks or cracks.
Five Ancient Infinity Carnelians
Five Ancient Infinity Carnelians
Our Price: £200.00

Five highly collectible ancient infinity carnelians. Beads display a figure of 8 or Infinity design on both sides.

Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good
Age: 400 BCE to 600 CE
9 mm x 7 mm
Six Ancient Carnelians
Six Ancient Carnelians
Our Price: £200.00

A selection of six ancient carnelian beads.
Five display decoration and one is a natural Sardonyx bead, which is much rarer.

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Very good with some loss of decoration
Age: 400 BCE to 600 CE

largest 13 mm
smallest 9 mm
Carnelian & Agate Necklace
Ancient Carnelian & Agate Necklace
Our Price: £170.00

A very nice necklace comprised of antique and ancient agate, chalcedony, quartz and carnelian beads.

Origin: India - traded to Western Asia and Africa
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
43 beads
approx 27 inches
Age: 500 years to Ancient
Ancient Pyu Carnelian Bead - 39 mm
Ancient Pyu Carnelian Bead - 39 mm
Our Price: £150.00

A large fiery ancient carnelian bead from Burma.

Origin: Burma, Pyu Period
Condition: Mostly good with some weathering, surface fissures and minor loss to one end. Still very robust and beautiful.

Ancient Oval Shaped Carnelian Bead
Ancient Oval Shaped Carnelian Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A lovely looking ancient carnelian bead. Seldom seen in this shape.

Condition: Very good
Western Asiatic
32 mm x 22 mm
4th Century BCE to 6th Century CE
Ancient Five Stripe Carnelian Bead
Ancient Five Stripe Carnelian Bead
Our Price: £150.00

An ancient 5 striped decorated carnelian bead.

Condition: Very good
Sourced in North India
Size approx 24 mm x 12 mm
4th Century BCE to 6th Century CE
Ancient Decorated Carnelian with Five Stripes
Ancient Decorated Carnelian with Five Stripes
Our Price: £150.00

A lovely ancient carnelian that has been decorated with five stripes.

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Very Good with some loss of decoration and a small end nik.
Age: 400 BCE to 600 CE
21 mm x 8 mm
Antique Carnelian Bead Strand - 21 Beads
Antique Carnelian Bead Strand - 21 Beads
Our Price: £125.00

A delightful strand comprised of 21 antqiue Indian carnelians.

Origin: India
Condition: very good with only minor weathering.
largest bead approx 30 mm x 11.5 mm
smallest bead approx 18 x 9.5 mm
Ancient Longevity Carnelian - 12 mm
Ancient Longevity Carnelian - 12 mm
Our Price: £120.00

A lovely looking ancient carnelian displaying the sought after longevity decoration.

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Excellent
Age: 400 BCE to 600 CE
Size: 12 mm
Ancient Longevity Carnelian - 11 mm
Ancient Longevity Carnelian - 11 mm
Our Price: £120.00

A lovely looking ancient carnelian displaying the sought after longevity decoration.

Sourced in Nepal

Condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age.
Age: 400 BCE to 600 CE 11 mm
Old Chin Carnelian Beads
Antique Chin Carnelian Beads
Our Price: £108.00

18 antique carnelian or chalcedony beads. Prized by the Chin people of Burma.

approx 10 to 11 mm
Origin: Burma

Please note that we have around 10 more sets (18 beads in each set) of identical quality. So if you require more of these beads, please add the quantity required to your cart.
Ancient Carnelian Bead
Ancient Carnelian Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A beautiful fat carnelian with gorgeous patina.

27.76 mm x 18.12 mm
Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions
Condition: Excellent
Four Antique Carnelian Beads
Four Antique Carnelian Beads
Our Price: £95.00

A lovely group of antique carnelian beads from India. Displaying a lovely usage patina from being worn and handled over the centuries.

Size:
smallest 18 mm x 9 mm
largest 23 mm x 14 mm
Condition: Very good
Age: 500 years + or -
Carnelian & Agate Necklace
Carnelian & Agate Necklace
Our Price: £95.00

A very nice necklace comprised of antique and ancient agate, chalcedony, quartz and carnelian beads.

Origin: India - traded to Western Asia and Africa
Condition: Very good with expected weathering
61 beads
approx 30 inches
Age: 500 years to Ancient
Ancient Carnelian Bead
Ancient Carnelian Bead with double Perforation
Our Price: £80.00

A large ancient carnelian bead with rare double perforation.

Himyarite Kingdom, Western Asiatic
Condition: Mostly very good with some weathering
Age: 1500 years old + or -
33 mm x 24.5 mm x 10 mm (depth)
Ancient Carnelian Bead
Ancient Carnelian Bead with double Perforation
Our Price: £80.00

A large ancient carnelian bead with rare double perforation.

Himyarite Kingdom, Western Asiatic
Condition: Mostly very good with minor weathering
Age: 1500 years old + or -
32 mm x 25 mm x 9.5 mm (depth)
Seven Antique Carnelian Beads
Seven Antique Carnelian Beads
Our Price: £50.00

A group of antique carnelian beads from India. Displaying a lovely usage patina.

Size:
smallest 10 mm x 8.5 mm
largest 26 mm x 14.5 mm
Condition: Very good
Age: 500 years +
Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead
Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead
Our Price: £45.00

A small ancient decorated carnelian with 4 stripes. A lovely ruby colour!

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Very Good but has loss of decoration.
Age: 400 BCE to 600 CE
16 mm x 7 mm
Antique Faceted Carnelian Bead
Antique Faceted Carnelian Bead
Our Price: £40.00

A lovely faceted bicone antique carnelian bead. Sourced in India in the 1970s.

Condition: Excellent
36 mm x 11 mm
Origin: India
Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead
Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead
Our Price: £40.00

Ancient decorated carnelian with five stripes.

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Good with some weathering and surface digs.
Age: 400 BCE to 600 CE
largest length approx 19 mm
smallest length 6 mm
Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead
Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead
Our Price: £40.00

Ancient decorated carnelian with 5 stripes.  

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Very good.
Age: 400 BCE to 600 CE
12 mm x 5 mm