Long Necklace with Persian Beads

£ 950.00

A beautifully restrung necklace with ancient Persian agate beads banded with gold and deep crimson garnet beads. The colours of the agate beads range from bright transparent orange to opaque browns. A unique piece of jewellery, suitable for modern wear.


Date: Circa 1st Millennium BC
Condition: Very fine. Minor chip to the agate bead.


Product Code: NES-04

Most agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas. Agate can also be found in the veins or cracks of volcanic or altered rock. Such agates, when cut transversely, display a succession of parallel lines, therefore giving a banded appearance to the section. Such stones are known as banded agate, riband agate and striped agate and look very appealing as it can be seen in this necklace. Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since Bronze Age as gemstones.

To discover more about jewellery in the Ancient World, please visit our relevant post: Jewellery in Antiquity.

Dimensions L 37 cm

Near East (Western Asiatic)

Semi-Precious Stone

Agate, Garnet



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