Here we have three striking caged Nepalese Naga conch beads inlaid with coloured enamel bands of turquoise, copper and coral.
The conch has been strapped with silver wire to hammered silver end caps.
The beads are regarded as tribal and ethnic and have been hand-crafted by the nomadic people from Tibet and Nepal – a group native to the high-altitude regions of the Himalayas.
There’s no doubt they can be used to create amazing ethnic-inspired statement jewellery items such as necklaces, bracelets or an ankle bangle.
These highly sought-after beads would make a wonderful addition to your jewellery-making box of special beads.
The beads provide lots of potential for creativity for those artisans with a bent for creating amazing Tibetan-inspired ethnic style or statement jewellery.
The beads are often used as currency when trading for goods.
The three beads in this collection weigh in at about 25 grams – cost $10.00 each.
All our Himalayan beads contain a decent 2-3mm top-drill hole which is suitable for threading with round leather, Tigertail or craftline (similar to fishing line).
The accompanying photos illustrate what to expect in your order, while some images have been enlarged to show detail.
Please also bear in mind many of these beads are not new, nor have they been mass produced. They are individually hand-made and contain age-worn imperfections.