Re: New etched agates and glass beads -- alipersia Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
08/13/2018, 08:19:44

Hello Ali,

When you write "new," do you mean 'last week,' 'last month,' 'last year'—or do you suppose these are RECENT, versus being older (antique or ancient)?

Reasonable-appearing imitations have been circulating since the 1990s, and there are various types and editions. Some are even technically similar to ancient beads (though many are not).

In 2018 it might be possible to acquire imitation or reproduction decorated carnelian beads from 20 years ago; 10 years ago (for instance); or from more recent times.

It is helpful to see these things, and to know whatever information can be determined. I am glad you posted these beads. Jamey

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