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Ancient Pyu Stone Necklace
Large Ancient Pyu or Tircul Stone Bead Necklace
Our Price: £6,000.00

A highly collectible necklace comprised of genuine ancient stone beads from Burma. Includes decorated agate eye beads, banded agates, rare green chalcedony and decorated carnelians. The variety of beads on this necklace show just how skilled the Pyu/Tircul bead makers were. A stunning one of a kind necklace.

Origin: Ancient Burma, Pyu/Tircul,
400 BCE to 1000 CE
Condition: Excellent
60 ancient beads
approx length of necklace = 28 inches
Central tabular focal bead measures 21 mm
The other beads measure 5 mm to 22 mm
The largest round bead measures 11.5 mm

Rare Ancient Blue Chalcedony Necklace with Emerald & Suleimani Agates
Rare Ancient Blue Chalcedony Necklace with Emerald & Suleimani Agates
Our Price: £3,500.00

A wonderful large necklace of beautiful freeform blue chalcedony beads. There are a total of 27 Blue Chalcedony beads graduated in size. The main focal bead is flanked by two antique natural green emerald beads that were sourced in Nepal. The rest of the blue chalcedony beads are flanked by small ancient Bhaisajyaguru or Suleimani agates.

Condition: Mostly Very Good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Western Asiatic 1000 to 2000 years old.
Largest Blue Chalcedony Size: 35 mm x 25 mm
Smallest Blue Chalcedony Size
length of necklace approx 25 inches

Antique Green Emerald beads approx 21 mm x 15 mm

Rare Antique Pema Raka Necklace - 23 Pema Raka + Antique Turquoise
Rare Antique Pema Raka Necklace - 23 Pema Raka + Antique Turquoise
Our Price: £3,500.00
Sale Price: £3,200.00
You save £300.00!

A wonderful large necklace comprised of authentic heirloom Pema Raka and antique Tibetan turquoise. There are a total of 23 Pema Raka all displaying a very desirable usage patina. Many of these fiery red carnelians are likely to be ancient and beads of this quality have almost vanished from the marketplace. In recent years they have become one of the most sought after Himalayan beads in and outside of Asia. The Pema Raka on this necklace range from melon shaped to long fusiform beads. There are also 6 round beads that are particularly desirable. Towards the top of the necklace are 2 antique turquoise beads that are worn smooth from centuries of wearing on the body and a beautiful ancient Blue chalecedony bead. Each bead is flanked by red lotus seeds. Tibetans also believe that Pema Raka have the ability to ward of harmful spirits.

weight 232 grams
largest 49.5 x 23 mm
smallest round 14 mm
length of strand approx 30 inches
Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions 300 years to ancient
Condition: Very Good robust beads with some weathering commensurate with age.
Authentic Ancient Green Chalcedony, Pumtek & Carnelian Bead Necklace - 46 beads - Pyu/Tircul Period
Authentic Ancient Green Chalcedony, Pumtek & Carnelian Bead Necklace - 46 beads
Our Price: £2,500.00

A very sought after strand of ancient stone beads from Burma. With a good mix of highly agatised six stripe Pumteks, luscious green chalcedony tubes and fiery orange carnelians. The rare green chalcedony beads are extremely fine and complement the other beads beautifully. A total of 46 ancient Pyu beads that display a desirable usage patina and weathering that is commensurate with age.

Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace = 26 inches
sourced in Burma in the 1980s
Bead Age: 1000 to 2000 years old.

11 six stripe rounds = 7 mm to 13 mm
22 carnelian rounds = 5 mm to 9 mm
12 Green Chalecedony tubes = 8 mm to 36 mm
Ancient Agate & Pumtek Bead Necklace - 25 beads
Ancient Pema Raka, Ancient Banded Agate & Pumtek Bead Necklace - 25 beads
Our Price: £1,700.00
Sale Price: £1,400.00
You save £300.00!

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A highly collectible necklace comprised of authentic ancient Pumtek stone beads from Burma. Including ancient agates from the Indus Valley through to the Himalayas. There are a good mix of highly agatised six stripe heirloom Pumteks of various sizes (up to 15 mm) and other designs. The necklace is strung with hilltribe silver spacers and a a silver clasp. A total of 18 heirloom Pumteks dating as far back as the Pyu period. Beads display a desirable usage patina and weathering commensurate with great age. There is also a large ancient Pema Raka as the main focal bead.

Condition: Very good with minor weathering
Private European collection from the 1980s
approx length of necklace = 18 inches
smallest round Pumtek = 12 mm
largest round = 15 mm
smallest agate = 20 mm
largest agate = 27 mm
Pema Raka = 31 mm x 22 mm
Age of Agates: ranging from 300 CE to 2500 BCE
Ancient Banded Agate Suleimani Bead Necklace
Ancient Banded Agate Suleimani Bead Necklace
Our Price: £1,300.00

A fantastic necklace of prized ancient agate Suleimani beads. There is a wonderful variety of shapes on this necklace.

Condition: Most good with weathering and patina commensurate with great age.
36 ancient agates
Western Asiatic
1000 BCE + or -
approx 20 inches
the central bead measures 22 mm x 15 mm
Ancient Agate Bead Strand
Ancient Agate Bead Strand
Our Price: £1,100.00

A great strand of 40 ancient Indo-Tibetan and Western Asiatic banded agates. Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.

40 ancient agate beads.
1 antique turquoise bead
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
Length of strand approx 24 inches
largest bead = 26 mm x 18 mm
smallest = 8 mm x 8 mm
Age of agates: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Ancient Strand of Spindle Whorl Beads - Western Asiatic - 38 beads
Ancient Strand of Spindle Whorl Beads - Western Asiatic - 38 beads
Our Price: £750.00

A huge and heavy strand of 38 ancient spindle whorl beads. There are good range of sizes and shapes and some are incised with eyes and other decorations. All beads are crafted from black stone or steatite.

Condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age.
approx length of necklace = 25 inches
Western Asiatic Age: 1000 BCE + or -
largest 34 mm x 27 mm
smallest 21 mm
Vintage Faceted Aquamarine Necklace with Antique Indian Gold Spacers
Vintage Faceted Aquamarine Necklace with Antique Indian Gold Spacers
Our Price: £745.00

A magnificent necklace comprised of vintage faceted Aquamarine beads and antique Indian gold spacer beads (18ct and 22ct). Beautifully strung and ready to be worn.

Private European collection from the 1980s
Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace including clasp = 17.5 inches

Antique Turquoise & Hilltribe Silver Necklace
Antique Turquoise & Hilltribe Silver Necklace
Our Price: £695.00

Unique and one of a kind!

A striking necklace comprised of antique natural Tibetan turquoise and old hilltribe silver beads and silver clasp. The beads display a desirable usage patina and weathering commensurate with age. Beautifully strung and ready to be worn.

Private European collection from the 1980s
Age of Turquoise = 100 years Plus
Old Silver and Silver Cornerless Cube beads 20th C
Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace = 17 inches
largest turquoise = 31 mm x 22 mm
largest silver cornerless cube bead = 22 mm
Ancient Rock Crystal Necklace - Western Asiatic
Ancient Rock Crystal Necklace - Western Asiatic
Our Price: £695.00

An amazing one of a kind ancient rock crystal necklace from Western Asia. Includes a wonderful mix of round beads, longer faceted beads and rare drop pendant beads. Strung with a modern silver toggle clasp.

Condition: Mostly excellent with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Age: 400 BCE + or -
Origin: Western Asiatic
length approx 19 inches
Superb Strand of Banded Agate beads - 15 beads
Superb Strand of Banded Agate beads - 15 beads
Our Price: £690.00

A superlative strand of banded agate beads. Each bead has been cherry picked for its distinct high quality. Fourteen of these beads were collected in India in the 1970s and the large bow shaped focal bead is a very high end bead from China and crafted in the last 10 years. Beads displays eyes and natural crystalline banding.

Strung on strong braided cord
agates measure bead 21 mm to 32 mm
largest focal bead 57 mm x 24 mm
Vintage Beryl, Aquamarine, Garnet & Peridot Necklace with 22ct Indian Gold Spacers
Vintage Beryl, Aquamarine, Garnet & Peridot Necklace with 22ct Indian Gold Spacers
Our Price: £420.00

A gorgeous necklace comprised of faceted Beryl and Aquamarine, garnet and peridot. Each bead is flanked by 22ct Indian gold spacer beads. Beautifully strung with a high quality vintage silver clasp. Ready to be worn.

Private European collection from the 1980s
Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace = 17 inches

Antique Nagaland Tribal Glass Bead Necklace
Antique Nagaland Tribal Glass Bead Necklace
Our Price: £420.00

A stunning traditional tribal necklace comprised of antique glass beads and a copper coin clasp. Perfectly strung and ready to be worn. The beads display a desirable usage patina and weathering commensurate with age. Gorgeous!

Private European collection from the 1980s
Age of Beads = Early to mid 20th C
Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace = 18 inches

Vintage Beryl & Garnet Necklace with Antique Indian Gold Spacers
Vintage Beryl & Garnet Necklace with Antique Indian Gold Spacers
Our Price: £385.00

A very lovely necklace comprised of vintage faceted Beryl (Aquamarine) pendant beads and vintage faceted garnet beads and antique faceted Indian gold spacer beads (18ct). One of the pendant beads appears to be crafted from tourmaline. Beautifully strung and ready to be worn.

Private European collection from the 1980s
Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace = 16 inches

Ancient Lapis Lazuli and Antique Silver Necklace - 17 inches
Ancient Lapis Lazuli and Antique Silver Necklace - 17 inches
Our Price: £378.00

A gorgeous necklace comprised of ancient deeep blue Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan and antique silver beads from India. Includes a more recently made high quality silver clasp.

Private European collection from the 1980s
Afghanistan/India
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering commensurate with age.
approx length of necklace = 17 inches
Rare Vintage Strand of Banded Agate beads - 20 beads
Rare Strand of Banded Agate beads - 20 beads
Our Price: £250.00

A fine looking strand of banded agate beads that have been crafted to resemble ancient Indo-Tibetan agates. Some of the beads (the main focal bead and the very black agates) were collected in India in the 1970s and some of the lighter coloured ones were probably made in the 1990s. There are some very striking beads on this strand with some displaying natural eyes. The main focal bead measures 46 mm x 20 mm. Each bead is flanked by round lotus seeds (8mm).

Strung on braided nylon cord and ready to be worn.
smallest bead 19 mm
largest bead 46 mm
Total length of strand 28 inches.
Vintage Strand of Banded Agate beads - 22 beads
Vintage Strand of Banded Agate beads - 22 beads
Our Price: £250.00

A fine looking vintage strand of banded agates, crafted to resemble ancient Indo-Tibetan beads. These beads were collected in India in the 1970s. There are some very striking beads on this strand and many display lovely crytsalline banding and natural eyes. The main focal bead measures 63 mm.

Strung on braided nylon cord and ready to be worn.
smallest bead 19 mm
largest bead 63 mm
Total length of strand 27 inches.
Sourced from a private European collection.
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.
Ancient Banded Agate/Chalcedony Strand
Ancient Banded Agate/Chalcedony Strand
Our Price: £180.00

A great collection of 39 ancient Western Asiatic banded agate or chalcedony beads.

smallest 14 mm
largest 21 mm
length of strand approx 24 inches
1000 BCE to 2500 BCE
Condition: Very good
Rare Vintage Strand of Banded Agate beads - 20 beads
Rare Vintage Strand of Banded Agate beads - 20 beads
Our Price: £250.00
Sale Price: £180.00
You save £70.00!

On special offer!

A fine looking vintage strand of banded agate beads that have been crafted to resemble ancient Indo-Tibetan agates. These particular beads were collected in India in the 1970s. There are some very striking beads on this strand and many display natural eyes. The main focal bead measures 39 mm x 19 mm. Each bead is flanked by round banded agate beads (8mm).

Strung on braided nylon cord and ready to be worn.
smallest bead 20 mm
largest bead 39 mm
Total length of strand 25 inches.
Sourced from private German collection.
Necklace with Carnelian and Banded Agate - Ancient Replica
Necklace with Carnelian and Banded Agate - Ancient Replica
Our Price: £150.00

There are some really beautiful looking beads on this necklace and to the untrained eye they look like ancient beads from South East Asia, however, these beads are crafted to replicate ancient beads. The necklace is composed of banded agate bicone beads and various shaped carnelians. The main focal bead is a wedge or bow shaped banded agate. Beads are strung with a screw clasp and are ready to be worn.

sourced in Thailand
approx length of necklace = 22 inches
bow shaped agate measures 37 mm x 14 mm
Condition: very good
Carnelian & Agate Necklace
Ancient Carnelian & Agate Necklace
Our Price: £120.00

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
A modern strand of etched carnelians - 40 beads
A modern strand of etched carnelians - 40 beads
Our Price: £100.00

A great strand of newly created etched or decorated carnelians. These beads are often mistaken for ancient beads, however, they are most certainly recent.

temporarily strung
smallest bead 9 mm
largest bead 19 mm
40 beads in total
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
Chinese Braided Knotwork Necklace for beads and pendants
Chinese Braided Knotwork Necklace for beads and pendants
Our Price: £3.95

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These lovely Chinese knotwork cords are a wonderful way to showcase a special bead. The loose cord at the bottom allows you to thread a bead and wear it vertically as a pendant. By pulling the two knots at the top you are able to adjust the length.

One size fits all.
Soft silk-like braided nylon cord.