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25x10mm Oval (5) - Dark Brown Transparent w. Aventurine - Glass Vintage Replica Trade Beads

$10.00 AUD

Measurements:  25mm long x 10mm wide - sizes of beads may vary slightly as they are handmade in India.  We have tried to show this in their photos.

Threading Hole:  1mm ~ 1.5mm

Quantity per pack:  10

These beads are truly beautiful.  Each bead is an individual work of art.  Hand made transparent glass with a metallic bronze feathering which is a traditional patterning for many trade beads.  I believe from research, that the feathering style is a copy of Venetian style trade beads. These were made in India as a replica of the old beads used on the bead trade routes - usually sent to Africa or the Native American Indians.

Origin:  Made in India around 1980s.  These beads came to us through our rather infamous 'bead haul' when we emptied a retired bead dealers warehouse many years ago.  The beads are new, never been used, just stored for a long time.  All the beads are checked for quality before shipping.

These are a really lovely focal bead.   This gorgeous decorative glass bead will look magical in a necklace or earrings - being a long tube they might not be the best shape for a bracelet, but you could certainly use one as a focal bead in the centre of the bracelet.  These beads are premium quality beads from India.

Aventurine (goldstone) was invented in the late 18th century and beads with this decoration appeared early 18th century, but mass production of the special glass didn't start until around 1875.  The decoration on these Lampwork beads was by using canes of Aventurine to add to the outside of the original bead.  This style of bead originally came from Venetian glass makers, later taken on by the Indian glass making trade.  Glass bead making was introduced in India around 1960.  They are replications of Trade Beads.  Our lampwork beads come from India, and are old (but new) stock - we believe they are made not long after India began to manufacture Venetian glass replica trade beads, possibly around 1980.