Etched Carnelian Strands




Etched (alkaline etched) carnelian beads were first made in the ancient Hrappan civilization in the Indus Valley around 2600 BC. They are therefore the oldest of the “etched” family of beads, predating the Tibetan Dzi.

Indus Valley, 1000 BC to 500 AD

Only two of these available!

Strand with Rectangle bottom bead is 17″. Beads are 5mm x 4mm to 10mm. Rectangle bead is 6mm x 17mm

Strand with Oval bottom bead is 18″. Beads 3mm to 20mm. Bottom bead is 13mm x 10mm.  SOLD

Sweet little matched etched carnelian strands

Additional information

Bottom Bead