Vintage Tibetan repoussé sterling silver capped red amber resin bead. Avg 34x18mm. 1pc. b10-0434
Vintage Tibetan repousse sterling silver capped amber resin bead. 23x17mm
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intage Tibetan repousse sterling silver capped red amber resin bead. Average size 23x17mm. These beads are hand made and vary slightly in size, ranging from 34x16mm to 35x20mm Bead hole size on the silver cap averages 2.mm. The size of the amber bead hole within is around 1.5mm. Purchased in Nepal in the 1970s. 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.