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Ancient Bead Necklace

This bead necklace features an ancient Javanese glass bead, finished with contemporary Japanese beads and 14 Karat gold beads and clasp.

The large bead is a rare Ancient Javanese Mosaic Bead, dated 750 - 1500 A.D., This bead was found in Java and is considered to be a Indo-Pacific bead. These large, extra-ordinary mosaic beads derive from late Persian glass techniques. These crafts were brought to Java and Sumatra by the movement of trade by Arab and Indian merchants seeking sandalwood, ebony and spices from the islands. The bead has been stabilized and and is protected by a 14 Kt gold sleeve in its perforation.

This ancient bead is surrounded by modern unknown 14 Kt beads. The bead itself is held in a 14 Kt yellow and white gold rolling bead fixture designed by Charley Hafen.

The matte light and dark grayish glass beads are modern Japanese glass beads.


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Item code: n84


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