Fringe Necklace with Coral and Trade Beads

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Fringe Necklace with Coral and Trade Beads

84.00

Drops of natural coral and antique Mozambique trade beads hang from a stamped brass lance in this vibrant necklace. A tiny pop of turquoise provides contrast to the red hues and finishes the design. Pendant measures approximately 2" and hangs from an 18" oxidized sterling silver ball chain. One-of-a-kind and ready to ship.

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The trade beads used in this piece were made some 200-400 years ago in Venice, Italy and then taken to Africa on ships by Portuguese merchants. Over the years there were many shipwrecks off the shallow coast, and the beads and other relics spilled into the sea. Nowadays they wash ashore on remote Mozambique Island, worn and weathered by the centuries of salt and sand.