We've recently recieved several new collections of inspiring treasures. We have so much to share with you that we will break the announcement into three emails. In this email (Part 1) we'll explore various shades of vibrant turquoise, Mexican amber, and antique treasures! As always, these beauties tend to disappear quickly so stop by, give us a call or drop us an email and don't get left out!
We've always been obsessed with the variety of natural tones of turquoise and this new collection does not disappoint. From the intense blue Mexican Nacozari, to the vibrant spring green of the Chinese Hubei, to the soft sky blue of Sleeping Beauty. There's something to love for every turquoise fan!
Note: Strand prices vary by weight, single beads available
*Nacozari Strands: $391-$495
*Chinese Hubei Slabs: Strands start at $410, or $3.50 gram for singles
*Chinese Hubei Singles: Singles start at $12 each
*Sleeping Beauty Tablets (no holes, great for wire wrapping): Starting at $30 each
As many of you know, natural amber has become very difficult to source. That being said, you can imagine how excited we are about this beautiful new collection! These amazing beads are hand carved, providing a finished but organic look and are available in a variety of warm, golden colors.
We've always been obsessed with the variety of natural tones of turquoise
It's been almost a decade since we've been able to offer antique red jasper and these strands are simply stunning. Each strand contains a variety of shapes and styles suited for any project. Originally from North and West Africa these rare beads were handmade in the 19th century.
Prices start at $285 for 36 inch strand
Also shown are spectacular antique agate beads that were handmade conservatively between 600-900AD. A must have for any antique bead collection.
These rustic blue glass beads were handmade between 600-900 AD and come from Djenne, Mali. Each strand is a mix of excavation and heirloom beads that were past down from generation to generation. There are even a few rare beads scattered among the strands that still feature protective "eye" decorations.
These antique leather talismans were made by the Coptic Christian Oromo people of Ethiopia and traditionally worn to protect from evil spirits and bring the wearer good luck. They contain scrolls made of vellum inscribed with prayers, sections from the Coptic Christian bible, or manuscripts by priests. These talisman are difficult to individually age, but the newest were likely made as early as the late 19th century.
These beautiful antique silver amulets come from the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat and were made from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Some feature Hindu deities while others are decorated with festive and symbolic designs. Each amulet is one of a kind making them extra special.
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