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Trade Beads & Collectible Beads –  Old, Ancient, Vintage, & More!

If you’re looking for incredible collectible beads, then this is the place to be!
Old and Ancient Beads and Trade beads from around the world.

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Ancient Beads

Bead World has a fantastic collection of rare and Ancient Beads.  These ancient beads are a MUST-see for any collector! Some go back as far as 2700 BC.

The ancient world is full of interesting and mysterious objects. One type of object that has captured the imagination of people for centuries is ancient beads. Beads have been found in archaeological sites all over the world, and they come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.

Ancient Beads are made from a variety of materials in the ancient world, including stone, bone, shell, metal, and glass. They were often used as decorative objects, but they also had a range of other functions. Beads could be strung together to create jewelry or other objects of personal adornment. They could also be sewn onto clothing or used as amulets.

Trade Beads

Beads have been used as a form of currency and personal adornment for centuries. Trade beads are especially significant, as they often held great value and were traded between cultures.

There are many different types of trade beads, each with its own history and meaning. African trade beads, for example, were often made of glass and came in a variety of colors. They were used as currency and exchanged between different cultures.

European trade beads are also significant. They were often made from materials like coral, amber, and precious stones. They were traded to Native Americans in exchange for furs and other goods.

Trade beads have a long and complex history. They are a reminder of the exchange of goods and ideas between cultures. They are also beautiful and shining examples of the craftsmanship of different cultures.