Vintage carved natural opaque dark orange carnelian oval beads with repoussé silver caps.30x14mm. 2pcs. b4-car356

Vintage carnelian oval beads repoussé silver caps.30x14mm. 2pcs.


Item #: b4-car356
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Vintage carved natural opaque dark orange carnelian oval  beads with repoussé silver caps.   Natural old weathered carnelian beads set more recently in repoussé sterling silver caps  by artisans in Nepal.  These beads are hand made and may vary slightly in size and shape but average 30x14mm.   These are older beads and show a slight bit of wear; they have far more character than the new beads being made today.  Package of 2

The Tibetans sometimes applied gold or silver caps to the ends of valuable ancient stone beads such as etched carnelians, dZi and banded agates to conceal damage or reinforce fragile beads. This style has been copied in some vintage and contemporary silver-capped beads from Nepal.

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