Prized for their unequaled beauty and striking color, Moroccan Amber Resin Beads have been prized for centuries among the Berber tribes of the mountainous regions of North of Africa. In traditional families, such beads conveyed both status and wealth and have been passed down from one generation to the next. Due to their unique character, these artisanal amber resin beads may be worn 'as is' or may be used to embellish original jewelry designs. Both approaches are apparent in traditional Berber adornments. Each strand is unique and may vary slightly from strand pictured. Individual beads measure 8-13mm wide by18-23mm in diameter.