№ 353 Ancient Quartz
This necklace features an ancient quartz bead that was excavated in sub-Saharan Africa in the ancient city of Djenne-Djeno, located in Mali, and is set in sterling silver.
These ancient stone beads were excavated in sub-Saharan Africa in the ancient city of Djenne-Djeno, located in Mali. Djenne-Djeno was originally settled around 250 BCE, according to archeologists, and was an oasis with grassy plains, lakes, and rivers allowing for a thriving community of farmers, artisans, and merchants. By roughly 1,000 CE the water sources and soil were not as suitable for community life and the population migrated to other areas across Africa. Ancient beads have a powerful and magical energy.
Pendant is 1” long and hangs from a delicate but sturdy chain measuring 18” and finished with a 9mm lobster claw clasp. All chain and findings are oxidized sterling silver.