Fringe Necklace with Lapis Lazuli and Red Accent

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Fringe Necklace with Lapis Lazuli and Red Accent

132.00

This necklace features a stamped brass circle with a fringe of lapis lazuli and antique Mozambique Island trade beads. It has the perfect mix of deep blues with a pop of red, and just enough asymmetry to keep the eye interested. The pendant measures 1.75" 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.