Here are more beads from Afghanistan - Bead #1 - 1 1/2 inches long - .
This is a rather monumental antique silver piece which was bought in Iran.
The pendants bang together when walking to make light clunky sounds.
I would guess that it is more like 20-50 years old.
This jet bead from Iran is newer than the others that I have listed.
They make great small groups though, or single pendants.
These very attractive gilded (except for #3) silver pendants were probably part of one necklace once upon a time.
(please remember to hit "reload" each time you visit the pages in case there are new additions & click on the small picture to get a full sized one... to ask questions or place an order please email me at: [email protected] often have pieces from India, though the nice ones, like everything else, are getting harder and harder to find. #4 is a teardrop 1 1/4 inches tall, 1 inch across, and a little over 3/8 inch thick.
Sometimes there are odds and ends from China, Afghanistan, Indonesia, and other areas - I never know what might appear, or when. #3 is a teardrop 1 1/4 inches tall, 1 inch at the widest, and 3/8 inch thick.
The main beads are a mix of agate, and glass copies of that agate.
Here is a delicate necklace put together in Afghanistan. The other beads are sterling silver, and the necklace measures 17 1/2 inches long.
I have just added a number of items brought from Iran...