9ct Gold & Barter Bead Drop Earrings

9ct Gold & Barter Bead Drop Earrings

Regular price R 895

9ct Gold & Barter Bead Drop Earrings
 
The modern 9ct yellow gold earrings are made with shepherd’s hooks, and each have three barter beads (blue; brown with white stripe; blue). The earrings are unmarked but have been tested to be at least 9ct gold. African barter beads or trade beads were decorative glass beads used between the 16th and 20th century as a token money to exchange for goods or services.
 
Weight                                    5.7g
Age                                         Circa 2000
Dimensions                             36mm long from top of hook
Condition                                Very good
Stock Code                             S274