Cylindrical Cornaline d'Aleppo Venetian Trade Beads
Cornaline d'Aleppo beads are exquisite and highly coveted artifacts in the world of bead collecting. Originating from the French and Italian term for carnelian, these beads boast a distinctive two-layer design with a white or yellow core. Renowned for their captivating appearance that seems to emanate an inner glow, Cornaline d'Aleppo beads have a rich outer layer color that varies in intensity, contributing to their aesthetic allure. Whether drawn or wound, these beads showcase a meticulous craftsmanship that has stood the test of time. They have been widely traded across the Old and New Worlds, including Africa, North America, and South America. Collectors value Cornaline d'Aleppo beads not only for their visual appeal but also for the historical and cultural significance embedded in each radiant layer, making them a prized and timeless addition to any bead collection.
This strand is not intended to be a ready-to-wear necklace. Although the strand can be worn "as is," the string holding it together is not durable and may break with use. For this reason, we recommend that you restring the beads before wearing them.
Approximate Age: 19th-Early 20th Century
Strand Length: 27 inches (including string/raffia)
Made In: Europe