Meerschaum Carved Beads Rare

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Rare White Meerschaum Carved Beads from Turkey. I had these rare beads for years and couldn't determine what they were. In my many years of dealing in beads and jewelry, these are the first Meerschaum beads I have ever had. Meerschaum is a variety of the mineral sepiolite usually found in Turkey.

The beads are surprisingly light weight and are highly carved in a floral design.

The name Meerschaum is the German word for sea foam (Meer, sea + Schaum, foam). It is said that this designation was given because of the once held belief that it represented compressed whitecaps of waves in the sea; its light weight and off-white color apparently led to this belief. The French call it 'écume de mer'.

It rare to find Meerschaum beads, and these are in great condition.

Size: 12, 14, 15, 16mm

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    Average review
    Beautiful antique quality to these! Love them
    Mar 7, 2018 by Stephanie Beem
    Very unusual in texture and shape----very happy with my purchase.
    Mar 6, 2018 by Butterflying
    very lovely, I have always wanted some Meerschaum beads, so these are perfect. Thank you for your fast shipment.
    Jan 13, 2018 by Robyn Barthelmess
    Thank you again, just beautiful
    Sep 10, 2017 by Jenny King
    thank you really beautiful beads
    Sep 4, 2017 by Jenny King

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