Monday, November 25, 2013

Ancient Banded Agate Bead with 
original gold end caps.
Western Asiatic
39 mm x 13 mm

Ancient Bow Shaped Agate Bead (with damage)
Western Asiatic
34 mm

Ancient Agate Eye Beads
Western Asiatic
largest 14.5 mm

Monday, November 18, 2013

More than 600 ancient seals and amulets found in Turkey

Credit: University of M√ľnster’s Asia Minor Research Centre

Turquoise bead from China.
46 mm x 32 mm

Ancient Fossil Stone Pendant Bead
Western Asiatic
37 mm x 16 mm

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ancient agate wth raised nipple
Dian Kingdom, China
Size: 27 mm 

Ancient Jade Tube bead.
South East Asia

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Old turquoise beads sourced in Nepal and traded from Tibet. 
The very blue piece in the centre is believed to be 
from Iran or Afghanistan.