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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 Banded Agate Suleimani Bead Necklace
Ancient Banded Agate Suleimani Bead Necklace
Our Price: £1,800.00

A fantastic necklace of prized ancient agate suleimani beads. Strung beautifully and ready to be worn. There is a wonderful variety of shapes on this necklace and the beads are in mostly very good condition. With weathering and patina commensurate with 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: £1,800.00

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
Himalayan Bead Necklace with Ancient Phum dZi, Coral, Amber, Turquoise & Silver
Himalayan Bead Necklace with Ancient Phum dZi, Coral, Amber, Turquoise & Silver
Our Price: £825.00

This necklace was aquired in the 1970s by the previous owner. It is comprised of antique red coral, antique turquoise, antique amber (possibly Burmite and of Burmese origin), a portion of an ancient Phum dZi and numerous hilltribe silver beads. The ancient Phum dZi was clearly broken many hundreds of years ago and has a patina and wear at both ends that indicates it continued to be heirloomed, worn and cherished despite the break. A great collection of beads that makes for a very eye catching and unique necklace. Strung with a chain and clasp and ready to be worn.

Condition: Mostly very good with weathering and patina commensurate with age.

33 antique red coral beads (smallest 8 mm diameter, largest 18 mm)
3 antique turquoise beads (largest 24 mm x 24 mm)
Ancient Phum dZi (20 mm x 15 mm)
largest amber 27 mm
Length of strand approx 20 inches
total weight 112 grams

n.b. One of the amber beads has loss to one of the ends
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
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
Antique Red Coral, Turquoise & Conch Necklace
Antique Red Coral, Turquoise & Conch Necklace
Our Price: £605.00

Unique and one of a kind!

A wonderful necklace comprised of authentic antique nagaland conch shell beads and antique natural red coral and antique turquoise. Strung on leather cord 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 = 100 to 500 years old.
Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace = 24 inches
large conch focal bead = 31 mm x 27 mm
largest turquoise = 29.5 mm x 22 mm
coral = 8 mm to 12 mm
Ancient Bactrian Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace
Ancient Bactrian Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace - 71 beads
Our Price: £580.00

A stunning necklace comprised of 71 ancient Bactrian Lapis Lazuli. Beads are matched in size and are mostly round in shape. Strung on braided nylon cord with knots bewteen in each bead and a gilt clasp.

Age: 600 BCE to 600 CE
length of necklace approx 20 inches
each bead measure on average 8 mm
Condition: Excellent
Origin: Afghanistan
Ancient Bactrian Lapis Lazuli & Turquoise Bead Necklace
Ancient Bactrian Lapis Lazuli & Turquoise Bead Necklace
Our Price: £550.00

A beautiful necklace comprised of 2000 year old ancient Lapis Lazuli, carnelian and turquoise beads. Finished with a silver toggle clasp.

Age: 300 BCE + or -
length of necklace approx 17 inches
main lapis focal bead measures 46 mm x 37 mm
Condition: Mostly very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Origin: Afghanistan
Antique Red Coral, Turquoise & Hilltribe Silver Necklace
Antique Red Coral, Turquoise & Hilltribe Silver Necklace
Our Price: £505.00

Unique and one of a kind!

A wonderful necklace comprised of authentic antique natural red coral and antique turquoise with hilltribe silver. The beads display a desirable usage patina and weathering commensurate with age. Gorgeous!

Private European collection from the 1980s
Age of Beads = 100 to 300 years old.
Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace = 16 inches
largest turquoise = 14 mm x 12 mm
coral = 6 mm to 7 mm
Antique Conch w/ Vintage Silver Necklace
Antique Nagaland Conch w/ Vintage Silver Hilltribe Beads
Our Price: £410.00

Unique and one of a kind!

A beautifully designed necklace comprised of authentic antique nagaland conch shell (chank) beads and high quality vintage hilltribe silver beads. There are also two antique hilltribe silver coin pendants worn smooth from years of handling. Strung elegantly and finished with a high quality silver clasp. The beads display a desirable usage patina and weathering commensurate with age. Gorgeous!

Age of Conch = 100 to 300 years old.
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
Private European collection from the 1980s
approx length of necklace = 19.5 inches
large conch focal bead = 32 mm
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 Banded Agate/Chalcedony Strand
Ancient Banded Agate/Chalcedony Strand
Our Price: £250.00

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
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 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.
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
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
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
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: £2.95

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.
dZi bead is not included = )

Brown, black and olive green colours are currently unavailable.
Very Rare Ancient Ceylon Sapphire & 22K Gold Necklace
Very Rare Ancient Ceylon Sapphire Bead Necklace with 22K Gold

Please contact us for the price.

Ancient Sapphire beads are incredibly rare and few come into the marketplace. There are 22 freeform sapphire beads of various size and colour on this necklace. Including: yellow, purple and various tones of blue. Sapphires from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) have been coveted since ancient times and Sri Lanka itself was known as 'Ratnadeepa' in the Indian language, which means 'Island of Gems'. All of the gold work (22K) has been crafted using the hand hammered ancient Roman technique by master goldsmith Ram Rijal. His work is highly sought after and can be seen in numerous publications. Most recently in Untamed Encounters published by Thames Hudson. A one of a kind necklace of elegant beauty.

total weight of necklace 30.9 grams
Age of Sapphire Beads: 1000 years + (9th to 10th C).
22 Sapphire beads of freeform shape
Colour: Blue, Yellow and Purple
Rare Ancient 12 Eye dZi Bead with Ancient Banded Agates (28 beads)
Rare Ancient 12 Eye dZi Bead (damaged) with Ancient Banded Agates (28 beads)

Please contact us for the price.

A fantastic necklace with a very rare damaged twelve eyed dZi bead. At some point in antiquity the original bead broke in two places and this is the central portion of the bead. It now displays 6 eyes. It has clearly been heirloomed and worn on the body for many centuries after the break. Ancient dZi with 12 eyes are incredibly scarce and if this bead was undamaged it would have a price tag exceeding $2 Million in Asia. It is flanked by two large ancient Bhaisajyaguru dZi (also known as Suleimani Beads) and has a variety of ancient banded agates of various shapes and sizes. There is a total of 28 ancient beads on this necklace.

Condition of this piece: Excellent with weathering commensurate with age. The dZi bead is robust and is free from cracks or any further damage.

Ancient dZi age: 2000 years old + or -
dZi size: 22 mm x 12 mm

Bhaisajyaguru dZi size: 17 mm to 18 mm

Ancient Banded Agates 1000 BCE + or -
smallest 12 mm largest 27 mm

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan/Indus Valley
length of necklace 22 inches
Antique Tibetan Turquoise w/ Vintage Silver Necklace
Antique Tibetan Turquoise w/ Vintage Silver Necklace

SOLD!

A gorgeous designed necklace comprised of authentic antique turquoise beads and high quality vintage silver beads. There are also a number of ancient quartz crystal beads that are possibly Bactrian in origin. Strung beautifully and finished with a high quality silver clasp. The beads display a desirable usage patina and weathering commensurate with age. A highly wearable necklace with a lovely weight and striking appearance.

Age of Turquoise = 100 to 300 years old.
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
Private European collection from the 1980s
approx length of necklace = 22.5 inches
smallest turquoise = 13 mm
largest turquoise = 38 mm
large silver cornerless cube focal bead = 23 mm
Ancient Agate & Pumtek Bead Necklace - 25 beads
Ancient Pema Raka, Ancient Banded Agate & Pumtek Bead Necklace - 25 beads

Special Low Price = £1750 - Please contact us for payment details.

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
Rare Ancient Blue Chalcedony Necklace with Emerald & Suleimani Agates
Rare Ancient Blue Chalcedony Necklace with Emerald & Suleimani Agates

Please contact us for the price!

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 some weathering commensurate with age.
Western Asiatic 2000 years old + or -
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

Authentic Stone Pumtek Bead Necklace
Authentic Ancient Stone Pumtek Bead Necklace - 36 beads

Price = £7500 Please contact us for payment details.

A highly collectible strand of Pumtek stone beads from Burma. With a good mix of highly agatised Tiger Pumteks, tabular diamonds, six stripes, bird (garuda), double lotus and sun ray designs. A total of 36 heirloom Pumteks. Beads display a desirable usage patina and weathering commensurate with great age.

approx length of necklace = 23 inches
smallest round = 10 mm
largest round = 15 mm
smallest tube = 26 mm
largest tube = 33 mm
smallest tabular = 18 mm
largest tabular = 24 mm
Condition: Excellent
sourced in Burma in the 1980s