Collection: Chevron Trade Beads

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of our antique Chevron Trade Beads, carefully selected artifacts hailing from the late 1500s to the mid 1900s, all masterfully crafted in Venice, Italy, and found in Africa.

These Venetian marvels, marked by their multi-layered starburst pattern, once played a vital role in trade, including the African trade, becoming symbols of elegance, cultural exchange, and timeless sophistication. The complex creation process, involving layering, blowing, and molding of colorful molten glass, gave life to these intricate African trade beads that were used as currency and once adorned antique jewelry. These beads are also known as drawn beads, because they were made by drawing out a long tube of glass from a molten blob and then cutting it into segments.

Today, our collection offers a tangible connection to this vibrant history, each bead a collectible piece of art and antique that echoes the craftsmanship and beauty of a bygone era. Dive into our carefully curated selection and own not just a piece of jewelry, but a statement of tradition, art, and timeless elegance.

Experience the allure of the Chevron beads, a treasure trove for collectors and enthusiasts of collectible antiques.

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