Vintage Tibetan repousse sterling silver capped coral bead. Avg. 32x27mm. 1 pc. b4-cor439

Vintage Tibetan repousse silver capped coral bead. Avg. 32x27mm.


Item #: b4-cor439
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Vintage Tibet repousse silver capped red sponge coral bead. These beads are hand made in in this lot vary in size from 31-33mm long and 24-29mm diameter. These beads were purchased in Nepal in the 1970s. Bead hole size on the silver cap averages 2.5mm. 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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