Fringe Necklace with Kyanite and Turquoise

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Fringe Necklace with Kyanite and Turquoise

138.00

This necklace features a stamped brass teardrop with a fringe of kyanite, natural Tibetan turquoise, antique Mozambique Island trade beads. Ocean blues recall the history of these special beach beads. The pendant measures 2.25" and hangs from an 18" oxidized sterling silver ball chain. One-of-a-kind, 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.