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Ancient Amazonite bead necklace to be shown at Yachats Agate Festival

Posted: Friday, Jan 18th, 2013

This museum quality, 2,000-year-old Amazonite bead necklace is on loan to the Hauser Gallery in Seal Rock, which will show it at the Yachats Agate Festival this weekend. While primarily Amazonite, there may be several beads of serpentine, agate and jasper. The necklace is available for purchase. (Courtesy photo)

Mankind has been adorning itself with beads made of stone, bone, shells, glass and other materials since the dawn of time, and beads have been found in burial sites the world over.

Traders on every continent counted beads as an extremely important staple in their inventory. Because of the vast extent of the ir travels, it is often difficult to know where a particular stoneoriginated.

For the complete article see the 01-18-2013 issue.

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