A beautiful Ruby Necklace with Late (ca. 8th - 9th century CE) Byzantine Gold Beads
A beautiful Ruby Necklace with Late (ca. 8th - 9th century CE) Byzantine Gold Beads
A beautiful Ruby Necklace with Late (ca. 8th - 9th century CE) Byzantine Gold Beads

A beautiful Ruby Necklace with Late (ca. 8th - 9th century CE) Byzantine Gold Beads

MJ2115

Regular price$1,950 USD
/
  • Free USA shipping
    Free international shipping over $5,000
Mixing the best of the new with the old, this contemporary ruby necklace was hand-made and drilled by Indian craftsmen with a bow drill, a method practiced since Mogul days. Carefully matched, they are highlighted by high karat Byzantine gold beads, two of openwork filigree design, and the central bead with a closed circular motif. All three are typical of Byzantine jewelry from the eighth and ninth centuries.

For related gold bead examples see: Dubin, L. "The History of Beads" p.68 #62.

Condition: Intact and excellent condition overall.

Dimensions: Length: 18 inches (45.7 cm)

Provenance: Gold beads: ex. Sumer Gallery, (Henry Anavian) NYC., acquired 1970s-1980s, by descent to family.

We ship Tuesday to Friday with FedEx and usually same day if your order is received before 2pm. Within the continental USA, packing, shipping and insurance is free. Depending on size and destination, delivery times range from one to five business days.

For overseas shipments we charge a small flat rate which includes packing, preparation of all customs paperwork, insurance and carrier fees in compliance with all USA and International customs requirements.  Overseas shipments are sent using either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx but contact us if you have a shipping preference. International customers are responsible for all duties and taxes. 

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Come Visit Us

Any item from this site may be viewed by appointment at our Washington, DC location

Tuesday - Friday between 11 am - 5 pm.

Phone: 202 342 0518