Vintage large Tibetan repousse sterling silver capped faux amber bead. 32x34mm. 1pc. b10-0429

Vintage Tibetan repousse silver-capped faux amber bead. 32x34mm

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Vintage large Tibetan repousse sterling silver capped faux amber bead. Average size 32x34mm. These beads are hand made and vary slightly in size. These beads were purchased in Nepal in the 1970s. Age uncertain, These amber beads are older than the silver caps and a few show a slight bit of wear; they have far more character than the new beads being made today. Bead hole size on the silver cap averages 2.5mm. The size of the amber bead hole within may be slightly smaller. Sold individually.

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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