Antique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper Necklace

Large natural Red Jasper nougats perfectly complement the eight (8) Antique African Venetian Trade Beads and combine with black Czech Glass and white Shell slices to make a very wearable and stunning necklace.

Colorful antique African trade beads made in the early 1900's in Europe were used for bartering with African people. African trade beads came about as a result of the need for traders along the route between Europe and Africa for a currency to trade with the Africans.

Over the years I have purchased many of these fascinating beads. Investigating the history of African trade beads is a tricky task. The antique Millefiori and Chevron beads are easily identifiable and many beads feature tell-tale signs of antiquity, such as pitting and small fractures. There are some beads, which to the trained eye, can be dated based on certain aesthetics; the way they are cut, their shape, and even designs can be indicative of the century, or era they were made.

Although many countries made their own beads to trade, those made in Italy are some of the most beautiful. The 8 Venetian Millefiori beads are classic examples of the ones made in Italy in the 1900's.
The necklace is 22 inches long and closes with a Sterling Silver toggle clasp.

ITEM ID
BR-000522
TYPE
Artisan
COLOR
Black, Brown, Silver, White
STONE CUT
Oval Cut
STYLE
Ethnic, Tribal, OOAK One-of-a-Kind
ITEM SIZE
22 inches
ITEM TYPE
Contemporary
MATERIAL
Glass, Shell, Stone

D*Elmire

Antique Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead and Red Jasper Necklace

$140

Add to Cart
Email Shop Owner
Alert

Another shopper is interested in this item


    Classic One of a Kind Jewelry Designs with Artisan Flair

    Gold

    since 2015

    Shipping:$3.75 USD
    Insurance:Included
    Est. Sales Tax:We are unable to obtain a tax quote at this time.
    Shipping to: USA
    change
    Combinable for shipping discounts


    D*Elmire


    Dorothy Pledger
    View Location Phone Email Shop Owner
    Houston , TX This Shop is rated Gold - 100 or more sales Gold Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2015