Take a look at this incredible strand of Himalayan Chevron beads. These beads are inspired by older Chevron beads, which are highly sought-after by bead collectors and bead lovers alike. They are considered among the classic beads of the African Trade. The first Chevron beads were made from Murano glass in the late 15th century and were characterized by their unique rosetta or star design made by alternating layers of glass. Over the subsequent centuries, Chevron beads were made for trade throughout Africa as well as the Americas where they may have been introduced by Christopher Columbus. Each bead measures approximately 3-14 x 5-9mm with a hole size of approximately 2mm. You will receive a full strand measuring approximately 24". Strand may vary slightly from photograph. Up to several beads per strand may be chipped due to extensive travel. Get your strand today!