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Extra Large Beautiful African Amber

$1,750.00

This is a beautiful strand of extra large Mali African Amber beads.  This strand is really quite amazing -- the beads are each the size of a half dollar in diameter.  All of the beads are a rich butter scotch...


Mauritanian Amber Beads

$1,400.00

This is a 33" strand of imitation amber beads from Mauritania. These types of beads were made in Germany from Phenolic resin and were traded into Africa, generally ending up in Mauritania and Niger. The best part about this old...


Perfectly Matched African Amber Strand

$1,150.00

Beautiful long strand of perfectly matched African Amber beads.  Finding old African Ambers beads that are this nicely matched up is a real treat.  The beads measure 25 mm in diameter (or approximately 1 inch in diameter), which makes them a...


Amber Keepsake Box

$200.00

Box was picked up by store owner, Larry Silverman during a trip in Russia.   - Top measures 2.75 inches by 2.75 inches with a nob at top for opening which measures 1 inch by .5 inch - Bottom measures...


African Pillow Amber Beads from Mail #1

$1,500.00

Beautiful strand of "pillow amber" beads from Mali. This lovely strand features a variety of different shapes and sizes of African Amber beads, including several "pillow shaped" beads that are traditionally worn in the hair of women in Mali and...


African Pillow Amber Beads from Mail #2

$1,000.00

Beautiful strand of "pillow amber" beads from Mali. This lovely strand features a variety of different shapes and sizes of African Amber "pillow" beads that are traditionally worn in the hair of women in Mali and Mauritania, with holes going...


African Sea Glass (medium) - Amber

$15.00

These glass beads are made in Africa from recycled glass, and are commonly referred to as "sea glass" because they resemble beach glass.  Of course, these beads aren't actually beach glass -- the matte finish is a man-made effect, created...


Ask the Bead Man

There has been an increase in questions sent to our email asking some really interesting questions regarding the wonderful world of Beads. In response to this, we'd like to open up a dialog with the beading community so we may...


Conus Shell Beads

$200.00

These conus shell strands are in grade A condition. Each strand measures 28 inches long and is graduated - the diameters measure between 9 mm and 18 mm.


African Beads

Dedicated to beads made on the African continent.   Sand Cast Beads Metal Beads Sea Glass Beads   Organic Materials (Seed Pods, Wood, Horn & Shells) Coral, Amber, and Stone Beads 


Bauxite Heishi Beads (Small)

$35.00

This is a 21" strand of old bauxite beads. We have ONLY 2 of these strands available. The beads measure on average 5 mm long x 7.5 mm in diameter.


Bauxite Tubes (Small)

$60.00

This is a 25" strand of old bauxite beads. We have ONLY 2 of these strands available. The beads measure on average 15.5 mm long x 8 mm in diameter.


Myrrh Beads (8 strands)

$32.00

Eight strands of myrrh beads are tied together to form a lovely, long, aromatic necklace. Beads are approx. 3.5 mm in diameter and strands are 41" long.


Ancient Egyptian Beads in ... Scandinavia!?!

We at S&A Beads are always proud to be in one of the world's most ancient professions -- the bead business, of course!  And in that spirit, we pass along this fabulously fascinating article about modern archaeological digs in Denmark,...


Ancient African Coral Beads

$1,200.00

This amazing strand of ancient African coral is an exceptional 36 inches long. Taken straight from the coral reef without any dyeing or color enhancement, this is its natural color and texture. As you can see from the photos, some...


Large Ancient Stone Bead Mix

$275.00

Wonderful strand of ancient stone beads from all over the Middle and Far East.  These beads are a mix of different stones (and one stray -- very beat up -- amber bead).  There's one large spindle whorl in the middle...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. If I don't see what I want, what should I do?         ANSWER: Send us an email at orders@beadstore.com and describe what you want. We'll see if we have it. Or call our store at 301-891-2323, between 11:00 am...


Stone Semi-Precious Beads

  VIEW ALL STONE BEADS!   Abalone Beads   Agate Beads Amber Beads Amethyst Beads Carnelian Beads Coral Beads Fluorite Beads Fresh Water Pearl Beads Garnet Beads Goldstone & Blue Goldstone Beads   Hematite Beads Howlite Beads Jasper Stone Beads...


Large Yemen "Dot Design" Silver Beads (All Signed, Price Per Bead)

$75.00

Beautiful Yemen silver beads with the characteristic "Dot Design", comprised of many tiny silver dots that have been hand applied to each bead, often with a little curly setting (reminiscent of a flower).  These beads were made by Jewish silver...


Museum Quality Yemen Necklace

$2,850.00

Absolutely amazing necklace of Yemen silver beads with the characteristic "Dot Design" lovingly strung with small slices of Venetian millefiori beads!  This necklace is comprised of three strands of beads, merging into a single strand at the top.  Each bead...


Yemen Silver Multi-Strand Box Pendant #1

$135.00

Beautiful center piece from a Yemeni silver necklace.  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.  This particular piece would have been...


Yemen Silver Multi-Strand Box Pendant #2

$165.00

Beautiful center piece from a Yemeni silver necklace.  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.  This particular piece would have been...


Yemen Silver Tube Pendant #1

$145.00

Absolutely amazing Yemeni silver tube pendant, known as a "Hirz".  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.  This pendant is...


Yemen Silver Tube Pendant #10

$68.00

Beautiful Yemeni silver tube pendant, known as a "Hirz".  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.   This is a particularly...


Yemen Silver Tube Pendant #11

$95.00

Beautiful Yemeni silver tube pendant, known as a "Hirz".  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.   This is a particularly...


Yemen Silver Tube Pendant #2

$145.00

Absolutely amazing Yemeni silver tube pendant, known as a "Hirz".  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.  This pendant shows...


Yemen Silver Tube Pendant #4

$165.00

Stunningly beautiful Yemeni silver tube pendant, known as a "Hirz".  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.  This particular piece is...


Yemen Silver Tube Pendant #5

$55.00

Yemeni silver tube pendant, known as a "Hirz".  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.  This particular pendant shows a...


Yemen Silver Tube Pendant #6

$235.00

Stunningly beautiful Yemeni silver tube pendant, known as a "Hirz".  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.  This particular piece is...


Yemen Silver Tube Pendant #7

$75.00

Beautiful Yemeni silver tube pendant, known as a "Hirz".  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.   The silver work on...


Yemen Silver Tube Pendant #8

$75.00

Yemeni silver tube pendant, known as a "Hirz".  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.  This particular piece bears the...


Yemen Silver Tube Pendant #9

$52.00

Beautiful Yemeni silver tube pendant, known as a "Hirz".  These pendants were typically part of a woman's wedding regalia, and the intricate silver techniques were perfected by Jewish silver smiths living in Yemen before World War II.   This is a particularly...


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