Vintage Kankanmba Bead Necklace
Description – Vintage Kankanmba African trade beads are the centerpiece of this necklace. The beads were found in West Africa and believed to be 50-150 years old. To better understand trade beads and where they come from, read our article HERE.
Signature Details – These gorgeous Kankanmba beads have been loved and admired for decades and have travelled at least three continents before finding their way to us.
Construction Details – We choose each bead for its color and arrange them so no two necklaces are alike. All are then hand-strung on 49 strand jewelers wire and finished with a two inch adjustable extender and clasp.. Please note: due to the rare and limited availability of these beads, and the varying nature of their wear over the years, the colors chosen for each bracelet may vary. We strive to keep the color selection as close to the photo here as possible. Please expect signs of wear and imperfection associated with the age of the beads.
Fit – Choose from lengths 18-24 inches.
Care Instructions – As with any fine jewelry, you should avoid getting it wet. Use a dry soft cloth to polish the beads. Do not use steam or ultra-sonic cleaners.
Arrival – Made to order, just for you. When you place your order, we will personally craft your necklace as ordered and have it ready to ship within 10-14 days.
Hand crafted in the U.S.A., one piece at a time, just for you!