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HIMALAYAN AMBER BEADS (Amber A01)

Price including postage: £12 per bead (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10-50 years approx
Width of Bead: 22-24mm approx

Length of Bead: 16-19mm approx

Tibetan 'amber'. Proper Amber is fossilised tree resin, millions of years old. Most amber made into beads in Tibet is made from tree resin, but it has not yet fossilised. Sometimes it is fairly old, thousands - but not millions of years - and sometimes it is newer. Tecnically it is not amber because it has not been fossilised.

A large Tibetan 'Amber' bead with some age

Lovely old beads, several in stock.


PAIR OF HIMALAYAN AMBER BEADS (Amber A02)

Price including postage: £36 (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10-50 years approx
Width of Bead: 17mm approx

Length of Bead: 7mm approx

Tibetan 'amber'. Proper Amber is fossilised tree resin, millions of years old. Most amber made into beads in Tibet is made from tree resin, but it has not yet fossilised. Sometimes it is fairly old, thousands - but not millions of years - and sometimes it is newer. Tecnically it is not amber because it has not been fossilised.

A pair of Tibetan 'Amber' bead with some age. Lovely old beads.


Five OLD HIMALAYAN AMBER BEADS (Amber A04)

Price including postage: £12 per bead (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10-50 years approx
Width of Bead: 13-17mm approx

Length of Bead: 5-8mm approx

Tibetan 'amber'. Proper Amber is fossilised tree resin, millions of years old. Most amber made into beads in Tibet is made from tree resin, but it has not yet fossilised. Sometimes it is fairly old, thousands - but not millions of years - and sometimes it is newer. Tecnically it is not amber because it has not been fossilised.

A collection of Tibetan 'Amber' bead with some age

Lovely old beads.


BALTIC AMBER BEADS (Amber A05)

Price including postage: £58 (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: Unknown
Width of Bead: 17mm approx

Length of Bead: 10mm approx

These are unworked high quality beads which are quite possibly true amber rather than Himalayan 'amber'. They came in a batcvh of unworked amber beads from a Tibetan craftsman. They are raw, rough shape, and need idealy to be polished and possibly rounded off - an easy job with sand paper.

These are four chunky matched beads which would have many uses.


BALTIC AMBER BEADS (Amber A06)

Price including postage: £58 (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: Unknown
Width of Bead: 17mm approx

Length of Bead: 10mm approx

These are unworked high quality beads which are quite possibly true amber rather than Himalayan 'amber'. They came in a batcvh of unworked amber beads from a Tibetan craftsman. They are raw, rough shape, and need idealy to be polished and possibly rounded off - an easy job with sand paper.

These are five chunky beads which would have many uses.


BALTIC AMBER BEADS (Amber A07)

Price including postage: £14 per bead (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: Unknown
Width of Bead: 19mm approx

Length of Bead: 4-7mm approx

These are unworked high quality beads which are quite possibly true amber rather than Himalayan 'amber'. They came in a batcvh of unworked amber beads from a Tibetan craftsman. They are raw, rough shape, and need idealy to be polished and possibly rounded off - an easy job with sand paper.

These are chunky beads which would have many uses. Several in stocks


BALTIC AMBER BEAD (Amber A08)

Price including postage: £14 (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: Unknown
Width of Bead: 19mm approx

Length of Bead: 6mm approx

An unworked high quality bead which are quite possibly true amber rather than Himalayan 'amber'. They came in a batcvh of unworked amber beads from a Tibetan craftsman. They are raw, rough shape, and need idealy to be polished and possibly rounded off - an easy job with sand paper.

This is chunky beads of a darker colour than the rest, which would have many uses.


BALTIC HIMALAYAN AMBER BEADS (Amber A09)

Price including postage: £14 per bead (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: Unknown
Width of Bead: 24mm approx

Length of Bead: 6mm approx

These are unworked high quality beads which are quite possibly true amber rather than Himalayan 'amber'. They came in a batcvh of unworked amber beads from a Tibetan craftsman. They are raw, rough shape, and need idealy to be polished and possibly rounded off - an easy job with sand paper.

These are chunky beads which would have many uses.


BALTIC AMBER BEADS (Amber A10)

Price including postage: £14 per bead (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: Unknown
Width of Bead: 21mm approx

Length of Bead: 5mm approx

These are unworked high quality beads which are quite possibly true amber rather than Himalayan 'amber'. They came in a batcvh of unworked amber beads from a Tibetan craftsman. They are raw, rough shape, and need idealy to be polished and possibly rounded off - an easy job with sand paper.

These are chunky beads which would have many uses. Several in stocks


CARVED STONE SEAL BEAD AMULET (Stone Seal A01)


Price including postage: £38 (worldwide)

Origin: Central Asia
Age: unknown
Width of Bead: 24mm approx

Length of Bead: 19mm approx

A carved stone seal bead depicting a figure as shown in the plaster cast in the photo. The bead is beautifuly carved but I do not know if it is truly ancient or a more modern copy.

Whether ancient or not, the bead is beautiful for jewllery making or as wearing as an ancestor amulet.


ANCIENT BANDED AGATE BEAD (Agate A01)

Price including postage: £45 per bead (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 600 - 1500 years approx
Diameter of Beads: 12-15mm approx

Orginal ancient, roughly round, natural banded agate beads with large, hand bored holes. They are all in good condition and are very special. As the beads are all handmade no two are exactly the same. Sizes vary a little bit.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as an ancestor amulet.


BANDED AGATE BEAD (Agate A02)

Price including postage: £18 per bead (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 70 - 150 years approx
Length of Beads: 20-25mm approx

Width of Beads: 8-10mm approx

Natural banded agate beads with large holes. They are all in good condition and have a nice look and feel. As the beads are all handmade no two are exactly the same. Sizes vary a little bit.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as an ancestor amulet.


BANDED AGATE BEAD (Agate A03)


Price including postage: £28 (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 70 - 150 years approx
Length of Bead: 27mm approx

Width of Bead: 13mm approx

Attractive natural banded agate beads with a nice patina and in good condition.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as an amulet.


BANDED AGATE BEAD (Agate A04)


Price including postage: £28 (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 70 - 150 years approx
Length of Bead: 31mm approx

Width of Bead: 13-16mm approx

Attractive natural banded agate beads with a nice patina and in good condition.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as an amulet.


BANDED AGATE BEAD (Agate A05)


Price including postage: £20 (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 70 - 150 years approx
Length of Beads: 25mm approx

Width of Beads: 15mm approx

Attractive natural banded agate beads with a nice patina and in good condition.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as ancestor amulet.


BANDED AGATE BEAD (Agate A06)


Price including postage: £20 (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 70 - 150 years approx
Length of Beads: 30mm approx

Width of Beads: 13mm approx

Attractive natural banded agate beads with a nice patina and in good condition.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as ancestor amulet.


BANDED AGATE BEAD (Agate A07)


Price including postage: £18 (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20 - 50 years approx
Length of Beads: 35mm approx

Width of Beads: 14mm approx

Attractive natural banded agate beads with a nice patina and in good condition.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as ancestor amulet.


BANDED AGATE FACITED BEAD (Agate A08)

Price including postage: £4 for 10 beads (worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: Recently Made
Diameter of Beads: 7-8mm approx

Small, round facited banded agate beads. Beautiful for jewllery making.


BANDED AGATE FACITED BEAD (Agate 07)


Price including postage: £8 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: Recently Made
Diameter of Beads: 12mm approx

Length of Beads: 33mm approx

Banded agate bead.


WOMEN'S PROTECTION AMULET - LARGE NATURAL CORAL BEAD (Coral A01)

Price including postage: £48 per bead (Worldwide)

Origin: Southern Europe, Middle East or Central Asia
Age: 100 - 200 years approx
Diameter of Beads: 23-26mm approx

These are large, old and rare pink Mediterranean coral amulet beads. They were probabably made in Southern Europe but could have been traded to many places in the world, as coral was traded all over the Middle East, Central Asia and and even as far away as Tibet and China.

Coral has been used as a protection amulet by women - especially pregnant women - for many centuries. If the bead is worn during preganacy, it is generally tied to the infant after birth, so as to pass on the protection to the child. This ancient tradition is found from Southern Europe to Central Asia.

These old beads probably come from Southern Europe or perhaps Turkey, but they could come form much further afield. They are real protection beads, and they are carved from solid natural, undyed pink coral. They all have 'dings' and natural cracks in them as coral often does, but they are solid and wearable with holes large enough for threading on a fine cord or chain.


RED CORAL ROUGH BEADS (Coral A02)

Price including postage: £6 per bead (Worldwide)

Origin: Unkown
Age: Recently made
Length: 13-15mm approx

Width: 13-15mm approx

Rough shaped coral beads. They have been enhanced. Nice for necklaces and amulets or as spacers in malas. Several in stock.


RED CORAL FOCAL BEAD (Coral A03)

Price including postage: £16 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 5-10 years
approx
Length of Bead: 25mm approx

A simple wedge shaped bead of coral on a silver wire.


WHITE CONCH SHELL BEAD (Conch A01)

Price including postage: £24 per bead (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 50 - 200 years approx
Length of Bead: 28mm approx

Width of Bead: 20mm approx

These are large, white conch shell beads from Tibet, with a nice patina. They have a hole size of around 2-3mm, and they are suitalble for a wide range of uses.


WHITE CONCH SHELL BEAD (Conch A02)

Price including postage £18 per bead (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 50 - 200 years approx
Length of Bead: 22mm approx

Width of Bead: 20mm approx

These are large, white conch shell beads from Tibet, with a nice patina. They have a hole size of around 2-3mm, and they are suitalble for a wide range of uses.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A01)

Price including postage: £18 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30 - 100 years approx
Length of Bead: 18mm approx

Width of Bead: 9mm approx

Many cultures have long prized the warm colour of carnelian. This is a hand shaped bead with a large hole for threading.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as ancestor amulet.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A02)


Price including postage: £25 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30 - 150 years approx
Length of Bead: 17mm approx

Width of Bead: 9mm approx

This is a hand shaped bead with a large hole for threading.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as ancestor amulet.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A04)

Price including postage: £25 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30 - 150 years approx
Length of Bead: 22mm approx

Width of Bead: 12mm approx
Depth of Bead: 8mm approx

This is a hand shaped bead with a large hole for threading.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as ancestor amulet.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A05)

Price including postage: £18 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30 - 150 years approx
Length of Bead: 16mm approx

Width of Bead: 9mm approx

This is a hand shaped bead with a large hole for threading.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as ancestor amulet.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A06)


Price including postage: £18 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30 - 150 years approx
Length of Bead: 18mm approx

Width of Bead: 13mm approx
Depth of Bead: 8mm approx

This is a hand shaped, dark coloured carnelian bead with a large hole for threading.

Beautiful for jewllery making or wearing as ancestor amulet.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A07)

Price including postage: £9 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10 - 30 years approx
Length of Bead: 27mm approx

Width of Bead: 17mm approx

This is a large, recently made bead with a large hole for threading.


PAIR OF TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A08)

Price including postage: £22 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30 - 150 years approx
Length of Bead: 18mm approx

Width of Bead: 8mm approx

These are a pair of hand shaped beads with a large hole for threading.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEADS (Carnelian A09)

Price including postage: £18 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10 - 40 years approx
Length of Bead: 8mm approx

Width of Bead: 9mm approx

Many cultures have long prized the warm colour of carnelian.

Pair of small round carnelian bead with a hole for threading.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A10)


Price including postage: £22 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10 - 40 years approx
Length of Bead: 36mm approx

Width of Bead: 14mm approx

A nicely shaped carnelian bead with a hole for threading.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A11)

Price including postage: £16 per bead (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20 - 70 years approx
Length of Bead: 15 - 19mm approx

Width of Bead: 10 - 12mm approx

Attractive small carnelian bead with a hole for threading.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A12)

Price including postage: £14 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20 - 70 years approx
Length of Bead: 21mm approx

Width of Bead: 17mm approx

Attractive small carnelian bead with a hole for threading.


TIBETAN CARNELIAN BEAD (Carnelian A13)

Price including postage: £38 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 50 - 200 years approx
Length of Bead: 21mm approx

Width of Bead: 17mm approx

Attractive eight sided facited carnelian bead of some age with a hole for threading.


OLD TIBETAN TURQUOISE DONUT BEAD (Turquoise A01)

Price including postage: £16 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10-100 years
approx
Width of Bead: 27mm approx

Depth of Bead: 4mm approx

A nice turquoise donut shaped bead with a good colour and some age.


TURQUOISE NUGET BEADS (Turquoise A02)

Price including postage: £12 per bead (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10-100 years
approx
Width of Bead: 15-22mm approx

Turquoise nuget beads. Non high grade stones which have been enhanced.