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red agateJust perfect for your Halloween creations -- these Red Agate Evil Eye beads are of stone that was formed from layers of silica from volcanic cavities. Agate is named after the Achates River (now known as the Dirillo River) on the island of Sicily, Italy, whose upper waters were an ancient source of this gemstone. Each strand offered here has 16 round faceted beads, with colors ranging from red to amber, as shown. Each bead is approx. 10 mm. with an approx. 2 mm. hole. Each strand is $10, but for a limited time, take 10% off with the code HALLOWEEN at checkout.


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big blueThis is a rare and beautiful strand of African (European) Glass Trade Beads. The beads are blue glass and were found in Mali. Such beads were used in the African trade in the 1800's. They are in very good condition with minor nicks due to the age of the beads. The strand is approx. 30" long (approx. 32" including the cord), with beads ranging in size from approximately 6 mm - 15 mm. These 'BIG BLUE BEADS' have a great history and are a real treasure -- click on the SHOP NOW button on upper right of web site and learn more --


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