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    Yoruba Mock Coral Beads #9998

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    These glass beads are made to resemble the color and look of natural sea coral. Coral beads have are highly sought after by the Yoruba people of Ni...

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    Yoruba Mock Coral Beads #9997

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    These glass beads are made to resemble the color and look of natural sea coral. Coral beads have are highly sought after by the Yoruba people of Ni...

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    Yoruba Mock Coral Beads #9996

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    These glass beads are made to resemble the color and look of natural sea coral. Coral beads have are highly sought after by the Yoruba people of Ni...

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    Yoruba Mock Coral Beads #9995

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    These glass beads are made to resemble the color and look of natural sea coral. Coral beads have are highly sought after by the Yoruba people of Ni...

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    Yoruba Mock Coral Beads #9994

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    These glass beads are made to resemble the color and look of natural sea coral. Coral beads have are highly sought after by the Yoruba people of Ni...

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    Yoruba Mock Coral Beads #9993

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    These glass beads are made to resemble the color and look of natural sea coral. Coral beads have are highly sought after by the Yoruba people of Ni...

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    Yoruba Mock Coral Beads #10006

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    These glass beads are made to resemble the color and look of natural sea coral. Coral beads have are highly sought after by the Yoruba people of Ni...

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    West African British Colonial Coin Beads (32 Inch Strand)

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    This rare strand features hundreds of antique coins from the colonial era. Own a piece of history with this hard to find collection, strung on a 32...

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    Antique Pink and Blue Sliced Venetian Pineapple Beads

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    Take a moment to admire this exceptional strand of rare Antique Venetian Trade Beads. Coveted by collectors and discerning bead connoisseurs alike,...

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    Antique Yoruba Chief White Heart Beads Necklace

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    Every year or two we come across a piece so special that we have a hard time listing it for sale -- this is it! We are told that this beautiful nec...

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    Old Nigerian White Agate Beads (11-15mm)

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    These old natural stone beads are found in Nigeria. Populating a wide swath of West Africa, the people of the Fulani tribe have long put high value...

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    Carved Camel Bone Tube Beads

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    These rustic beads are said to be made using recycled camel bone. Each bead is hand-carved into its initial shape. Some are then patterned through ...

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    Old Nigerian White Agate Beads (11-28mm) #12849

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    These old natural stone beads are found in Nigeria. Populating a wide swath of West Africa, the people of the Fulani tribe have long put high value...

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    Unusual Antique Nigerian Brass Beads (26 Inch Strand)

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    Take a look at these unusual antique brass trade beads from Nigeria West Africa. Also known as Cambari brass, each bead is handmade individually. S...

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    Antique Transparent Dutch Dogon Trade Beads

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    Fabulous strand of old round wound trade beads also known as Dutch Dogons from the African Trade. These are rare beads truly show the wear of time ...

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    Antique Transparent Blue Dutch Dogon Trade Beads

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    Fabulous strand of old round wound trade beads also known as Dutch Dogons from the African Trade. These are rare beads truly show the wear of time ...

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    Rustic Faceted Russian Blue Beads (8-11mm)

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    Among the most celebrated of faceted beads, Russian Blues derive their romantic name from their involvement in the Russian fur trade of the Pacific...

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    Mixed Antique African Trade Beads #13143

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    Looking for a truly unique strand of antique mixed trade beads? Then look no further. This beautiful strand of old african trade beads contains a m...

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    Mixed Antique African Trade Beads #13142

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    Mixed Antique African Trade Beads #13141

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    Mixed Antique African Trade Beads #13140

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    Mixed Antique African Trade Beads #13139

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    Antique Yoruba Brass Bell Beads

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    This exceptional strand of brass bells is fashioned in the tradition of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Extremely difficult to come by in this size a...

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    Dark Faceted Russian Blue Beads (Long Strand)

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With such a precise artisan quality and a abundant history; our strands of Nigerian beads are the breath of fresh air your jewelry designs have been looking for. Here are The Bead Chest we have a diverse selection of Nigerian beads! From our brass Nigerian beads and pendants to our hand carved Nigerian bone beads and from our glass to our wooden Nigerian beads your options are many! And with tones ranging from red to blue, black to white and with many multicolor bead strand options we know you’ll find the perfect Nigerian beads for your next jewelry collection.

The artisan culture and history of Nigerian jewelry making and artistry dates all the way back to 500 BC. From about 500 BC to AD 200 the Nok civilisation of Northern Nigeria flourished. From giant terracotta sculptures and statues to elaborate copper masks and brass jewelry, Nigerian artistry has been developing and influencing global culture since the dawn of time. In the middle ages Nigeria spanned all the way from western Nigeria to modern-day Togo. During that time the Benin Empire of southwestern Nigeria prospered from the 15th - 19th century. During that time Nigeria traded its artisan jewelry designs and supplies along trade routes reaching places like Portugal and the Middle East. The most famous ancient artifacts from Nigeria are the two royal Benin ivory masks. The ivory masks are seen by hundreds of thousands each year at the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum of London. In modern day Nigeria the spirit of artistry and jewelry making is still alive and many of Nigeria’s current jewelry makers pull inspiration from the many styles of the ancient Benin Empire.

Modern day Nigerian jewelry making is well known for its use and implementation of many different types of materials in all shapes and sizes. Coconut shells and vintage glass are creatively used to make unique strands of beads. Everything from camel bone beads to white metal beads are used as accent pieces in intricate necklaces and bracelets. Nigerian jewelry makers are particularly skilled at making beautiful brass bead strands and highly detailed brass pendants.

It's a no brainer when it comes to working with the complex and spectacular styles of Nigerian beads. So please take your time browsing our selection of Nigerian beads and pendants! We know you’ll find the right beads for you and your creative designs.