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Related to the necklace in question, the beads, mostly all can be found in the "Faceted Bohemian Bead" section I link. Here are links to get you started. Yes the necklace was misrepresented, but it is a nice what I'd call "Mountain Man- Fur Trade" compilation that someone has put together on leather cord, with either real or reproduction coins (lots of fake coins out there). Glad to hear you asked before buying, and also glad to hear you had expert response & help too. These are nice beads in the right price range, but not at Jamestown 17th C. Prices, of course.
Info on some Bohemian Faceted Beads:
Also B.O.T.L. as there are Newer 1980's Mexican made (Henry Merle) faceted cobalt Russian beads turning up on strands and alone...Always look for signs of wear and tear, look inside the bead, and check how the beads are made. The "Russian Blues" usually have several layers you can see on-end (layer colors will vary- though not all have layers). The Old ones are hand faceted and it's irregular if you look closely.
Good luck and don't be discouraged. There is a lot to learn but you came to the right place. There are lots of helpful people in this Group, and they are very willing to share knowledge. There are people that intentionally deceive, and also those that just don't know any better.