Idar Oberstein old carnelian trade beads & Agate Dzi Ancient handmade necklace. Condition is Newly strung using old trade beads. Idar Oberstein old carnelian trade beads with ancient Vintage Tibetan Agate Dzi Bicone Bead pendant collectible African handmade necklace. Beautiful handmade necklace with ancient old carnelian Idar Oberstein African trade beads and a huge focal Vintage Tibetan Agate Dzi Eye Bicone Bead. Unique beautiful old carnelian beads measuring approximately 12mm to 18mm. These are ancient beads that have traveled many continents and may have some chips or cracks. The round ancient carnelian beads measure approximately 6mm to 9mm. The huge focal Vintage Tibetan Agate Dzi Bicone Bead in the center measures 50mm x 18mm. The total length of this necklace is 21 and has a silver hook clasp closure. Beautiful unique and substantial piece. 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 of 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. 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. The item “Idar Oberstein old carnelian trade beads & Agate Dzi Ancient handmade necklace” is in sale since Saturday, September 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Beads\1800-1950″. The seller is “mimi033″ and is located in Malden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Agate
- Modified Item: No
- Time Period Manufactured: 1800-1950
- Handmade: Yes
- Color: Brown
Idar Oberstein old carnelian trade beads & Agate Dzi Ancient handmade necklace