Small Hoops with Blue vintage African Trading Bead

These beautiful vintage trading beads were found in Ghana Africa. They are estimated to be between 300 and 500 years old. These artisan beads were handmade out of glass and are wire twisted to a small sterling silver hoop.

African beads were first produced as a form of currency for native inhabitants all across the continent of Africa centuries ago, and are now appreciated world wide by thousands of bead collectors, wearers, and enthusiasts.

What draws people to African trade beads is not only their elegance and beauty in craft, but the experience and history that comes along with each bead.  While African bead makers continue to create new beads today, many of the items we offer have traveled long distances and years of existence to arrive where they are today.


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