AUD $480.00

Ancient Bactrian "Faceted" Carnelian Beads

A very wearable, simple, “thick/ thin rhythm” of Old, Antique and Ancient beads, there’s a full mix in this neck of worn, faceted Carnelian (Red Agate) beads.
A warm rich, powerful string, full of energy, originally worn for power, motivation, strength, energy and protection against Evil and Misfortune.
The stones were probably from the Cambay Region, on the north/west coast of India, famous for it’s production of Carnelians as far back as you can go.
These stones were cut and traded inland to the Indus Valley and further.

Their surfaces are matte, and the edges dulled, due to fine scratching and wear over a long time, (it’s a hard stone, so a very long time) one front bead is shinier, I’ve left it in for balance, although it’s younger, it has a good character with pitting and darker veins.

For durability I thread on strong Tiger Tail, but don’t scrunch it up, or it will kink.
Abuse it and it will stretch, so considering their age, a bit of repect would enhance their beauty.

I’ve mixed them with small granulated sterling silver beads, and a matching decorative silver fob, from Indonesia and Thailand, these are at the very back, not visible from the front, which is just pure Carnelians.

Once again, beads can outlast the Civilizations, Kingdoms and Empires that wear them surviving millennia, until they resurface again, for us to wear and appreciate.

Enjoy wearing them, I’ve enjoyed handling them.

Age: Old, Antique and Ancient. Back to Circa 2nd Millenium B.C.

Size: L 625 mm (24.6 ins. including Fob.)

Weight: 71 grams.