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Ancient Carnelian Center Drilled Spars with Ancient Turquoise Beads


Swat Valley


Carnelian, Turquoise, Silver


The necklace is 16 ˝ inches (42 cm) in length. The necklace weighs 10 gm.







A necklace of fifty-two carnelian “spars” alternating with groups of three turquoise disc beads. The carnelian beads graduate slightly in size from the front of the necklace to the back. The height of the “spars” at the center is 1.2 cm and the smallest at the back is 8mm. The width (across at the perforation) is 3.5mm at the front of the necklace and 2.5mm in width at the back. The drill holes are small, 1mm-1.3mm. The turquoise beads also graduate in size: 3mm in diameter down to 2.6mm. The beading tips and clasp are fine silver.