Strand of Ancient Jet from Afghanistan
Excavated jet (fossilized coal) beads from Afghanistan. 22" strand of chunky hand-faceted beads ranging from 7mm x 12mm up to 29mm x 21mm. The largest piece of this ancient 1000+ years old jet features an uniquely embedded ring 12mm in diameter of unknown metal (see photo detail). A few beads have carvings, although most are smooth cut in various shapes. Weighs in @ 117 grams!