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Lapis Necklace Silver Beads Tiny Afghani

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Title Afghani Necklace Lapis & Turquoise Silver Beads Afghanistan Tiny
Type of Object Lapis lazuli, turquoise, silver metal (unknown silver content)
Made In Afghanistan
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Very good. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Bead Size 1mm dia. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 15 inches


Picture is an example. Yours will be VERY similar.



Unbelievably tiny silver, lapis and turquoise beads are combined on this elegant Afghani necklace.


Additional information: These are made by Afghani refugees living in Pakistan, who fled to avoid the Taliban. Lapis lazuli, the deep blue stone with golden flecks, has been prized since Neolithic times. It is mined in the Badakshan district of Afghanistan, where the finest lapis is found. All of the lapis comes from one mine, which is estimated to run out in about 25 years. To learn more, see BEADS by Coles and Budwig.