Trade Beads | Opalescent Moon Beads | Made in Europe for the Africa trade in the mid 1800s. | The origin and period of these rare opalescent beads are uncertain. They have been attributed to Venice, Bohemia, Germany and the Netherlands, where they are called “18th century Amsterdams.” The beads can be found on the sample cards of a prominent London merchant named Moses Lewin Levin that are dated 1851-1869. | The beads were favored by the natives of Nigeria. | 4'025.00$ for the strand.

by Carl Dreibelbis | A wonderful necklace that has been put together by Carl using a collection of rare old beads, antique trade and old and vintage silver beads {he has been an avid collector since the 1970}

pearls and beads

Trade Beads | Antique African Trade Carnelian & Stone Beads. Material:Carnelian Quartz Agate. Origin:Most Likely Indian Sub-continent. Age:Est 100 - 800 Years

Trade Beads | An example of a Trade Bead Sample Card

☮ American Hippie Bohéme Boho Style Jewelry ☮ Turquoise and Coral Butterfly Necklace


Yemen | A Maria Thersa Thaler, silber and coral pendant from the 18th century | These Thalers would have come to Yemen via the coffee route to Moka. | © Fundación Carlos Ballesta López

A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.

Trade Beads | Mixed Bohemian beads made for the African Trade | Mid to late 1800s

antique trade coral 200-800 years estimated

Twiga Gallery Designs | "TRANQUIL" Green and Hazelnut Copal Amber, antique red amber and Facetted red Dogan glass beads from the African trade, antique silver flower beads from North Africa finished off with an Ebony clasp

old Amber trade Beads-african trade

Africa and Beyond

(B) 31 Ancient Neolithic Amazonite and Serpentine Beads ~ Berber Mauritania Morocco ~ from Balthazara on Ebay

Ancient lapis lazuli beads

Ancient Blue Chalcedony Beads.

African Trade Bead Necklace