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Venetian Glass Trade Bead and Peridot Bead Necklace - FJ.7295
Origin: Venice
Circa: 17 th Century AD to 18 th Century AD

Collection: Jewelry
Style: Venetian Beaded Necklaces
Medium: Glass and Peridot

$1,200.00
Location: United States
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This necklace is composed of genuine antique Venetian glass trade beads and modern peridot beads.

During the late Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance, Venetian artisans rediscovered the ancient secrets of glass making. On the island of Murano, they created superb vessels and jewelry which were valued throughout the known world. It was also during this period that Venice became the most powerful trading nation in Europe, a city whose ships visited every port both east and west. Venetian traders used glass beads for barter, and these jewels became especially prized in Africa, where they were traded for gold, ivory, rare woods and spices. Venetian beads quickly became a medium of exchange throughout Africa, and in some tribes were used as a bridal dowry.

Of a clear and vibrant green color, peridot is prized as a healing stone, one which calms the emotions and soothes the spirit. It is thought to stimulate the intellect and fire up creative energy even as it relieves anxiety and stress. According to eastern belief, the peridot favorably affects the endochrine glands, improving the entire physical system of the wearer. According to myth, peridot can mend damaged relationships, especially those between lovers. Any person who sees its lush and radiant color cannot help but feel happy and touched with energy. - (FJ.7295)

 

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