Idar Oberstein Ancient trade Carnelian & Russian Amazonite vintage necklace.

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Seller: mimi033 ✉️ (363) 100%, Location: Malden, Massachusetts, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 284524001097 Idar Oberstein Ancient trade Carnelian & Russian Amazonite vintage necklace.. Idar Oberstein Ancient trade Carnelian big rectangular beads and Russian Amazonite vintage handmade necklace.Beautiful combination of old trade carnelian beads and green Russian amazonite gemstone beads beaded to make a unique statement necklace. These African Carnelian Agate Trade Beads date back to circa 1900 if not earlier. The beads you see in the photos are the ones you’ll get.The colors in these beads runs from a rusty red in flat lighting to a beautiful rusty orange glow when light hits them,almost like they have a life of their own. These beautiful old carnelian beads were found in Nigeria, Cut in Bombay and traded to Africa through the old trade routes, increasingly hard to find. The Carnelian beads are approximately 36mm by 16mm. The Russian amazonite beads are approximately 9mm. The 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. The total length of the necklace is 23” and has a large lobster claw clasp closure.Located at the southwestern edge of Germany, ldar-Oberstein is the historic stone-cutting of Europe. The industry was originally based on local deposits of agate, jasper, rock crystal and amethyst but beginning in the 19th century, all kinds ofrough gemstones began to be imported from around the world.A great deal o f this success was based on the manufacture of agate beads. This not only discusses the history of the industry, but also provides in-depth information concerning the techniques and tools used in beadmaking and drilling.Idar-Oberstein is a small town of roughly 50,000 inhabitants in a narrow, picturesque valley in the HunsrUck Mountains on the very western edge of Germany. It is located in the state of Rheineland- Pfalz, about 110 km southwest of Frankfurt am Main.Idar and Oberstein were originally two separate towns, each conducting its own unique business in the gem and jewelry industries. Idar was the gem cutting center and Oberstein was known for its jewelry manufacturing. Oberstein has long been only one of many jewelry-manufacturing centers in Europe, but Idar has had few rivals in the gem-cutting field. In 1933 The two towns were consolidated into one. The gem-cutting region of Idar-Oberstein is now made up of the city itselfand many small hamlets that dot the surrounding hills.Idar-Oberstein is widely recognized within the gemstone industry as the most significant European cutting center for gemstones other than diamonds. Records show that gem cutting in the general region dates back to the 14th century. Condition: New without tags, Type: Necklace, Secondary Stone: Carnelian, Main Stone: Amazonite, Antique: Yes, Closure: Hook, Occasion: Anniversary, Birthday, Christmas, Engagement, Graduation, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Wedding, Main Stone Color: Old Huge Carnelian Rectangular Beads, Metal: Berber Silver, Item Length: 23 in, Jewelry Department: Fine, Vintage: Yes, Main Stone Treatment: Not Enhanced, Department: Unisex Adult, Main Stone Shape: Rectangular, Style: Beaded, Base Metal: Amazigh, Features: Stackable, Number of Gemstones: Genuine Carnelian And Russian Amazonite, Chain Type: Beaded, Ethnic & Regional Style: African, Main Stone Creation: Natural, Signed: No, Color: Red Orange Brown, Sizable: Yes, Material: Vintage Carnelian Trade Beads, Certification: Berber Amazigh, Brand: Berber, Customized: Yes, Theme: Bohemian, Original/Reproduction: Original, Country/Region of Manufacture: Morocco, Country of Origin: Morocco

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