Admire this exceptional strand of stone beads from Mali. West Africa has a long history of stone bead-making stretching back to ancient and even prehistoric times. While the exact age of these beads is not known, the design and material suggests significant age. Look carefully and you will see the unique translucence of the quartz. Each long strand is approximately 33 inches in length. Each strand is unique and may vary slightly from strand pictured. Limited Supply.