Mixed lot of Vintage Coral beads and fossilized shell collected from various locations in Asia.
Nice grouping of red dyed beads used in ethnic and contemporary jewelry.
As you can see from the pictures, some of the beads have been worked to create uniformity , while other retain their natural form
Coral is an important element in Tibetan medicine...it is used to treat the liver and thought to be an antidote to poison. These vintage beads are made from coral but have been dyed to enhance their beauty and simulate real (and now protected) red coral.
This lot contains 20 beads in total weighing approximately 76 grams
Beads range in size from 10mm x 8mm to 18mm x 20mm
Listing price is for group of twenty beads