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Graduated Opaque Faceted Russian Blue Beads (6-9mm)

Original price $89.00 - Original price $89.00
Original price $89.00
$89.00
$89.00 - $89.00
Current price $89.00
Approx. 110 beads |
2mm Hole |
33 inches Strand Length
Among the most celebrated of faceted beads, Russian Blues derive their romantic name from their involvement in the Russian fur trade of the Pacific Northwest where they first appeared in the America’s during the early 1800’s. Inspired by faceted gemstone beads, the art of faceting glass was mastered by the artisans of Bohemia. There, as nowhere else in the Europe, the plentiful supply of coursing water in rivers and streams supplied the energy necessary to operate the grinding wheels used to cut glass. These beads, designed for export were subsequently distributed to traders and found their way to both Africa and the Americas. Authentic Russian Blue beads such as these were produced in a number of shapes and shades, some more rare than others. Look carefully and you can see the unique quality of these hand-faceted beads apparent in the slight irregularity of the individual facets. Each bead measures approximately 5-6 x 6-9mm with about 110 beads per strand. Strand may vary slightly from photo. Don’t miss your chance to own this special piece of history today!

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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 Northwest where they first appeared in the America’s during the early 1800’s. Inspired by faceted gemstone beads, the art of faceting glass was mastered by the artisans of Bohemia. There, as nowhere else in the Europe, the plentiful supply of coursing water in rivers and streams supplied the energy necessary to operate the grinding wheels used to cut glass. These beads, designed for export were subsequently distributed to traders and found their way to both Africa and the Americas. Authentic Russian Blue beads such as these were produced in a number of shapes and shades, some more rare than others. Look carefully and you can see the unique quality of these hand-faceted beads apparent in the slight irregularity of the individual facets. Each bead measures approximately 5-6 x 6-9mm with about 110 beads per strand. Strand may vary slightly from photo. Don’t miss your chance to own this special piece of history today!

Specifications

Strand Length 33 inches
Bead Size 5-6 x 6-9mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 110 (approximation)
Found In Nigeria
Material Glass
Color Blue
Shape Mixed
SKU PTB-234

Specifications

Strand Length 33 inches
Bead Size 5-6 x 6-9mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 110 (approximation)
Found In Nigeria
Material Glass
Color Blue
Shape Mixed
SKU PTB-234