Ancient amazonite beads from Mauritania, in short strands.
Estimated to be over 1000 years old, though some bead holes may have been made from the ancient stones more recently.
Rita used ancient amazonite beads from Mauritania in many of her necklace designs over the years.
These short strands are priced by color, # of beads, quality and weight.
Sold as is. Some beads have wear and chips commensurate with age.
Comparison photos at end of photo group.
Strand 16: 20 beads: 8-13mm diameter. 16.70 grams
Strand 17: 5 beads: 11-16 mm hole to hole. 8 grams
Strand 18: 19 beads: 8-13 mm diameter. 12.25 grams
Strand 19: 16 beads, 7-13mm diameter. 11,1 grams
Strand 20: 10 beads. 5-13mm diameter, 8.25 grams
Stone Item 470/16-19