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Mixed Lot Old Tube Beads from Afghanistan, Vintage Ethnic white Metal Tube Beads, Turkoman Spacer Beads, Large Hole Vintage Tube Beads

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You will receive the exact beads as depicted in the pictures.

These are old, handmade Turkoman; most likely from the early part of the 20th Century. Use them as beads or turn them into interesting dangle pendants.

Jewelry was part of a Turkoman woman's dowry in that it was portable. This type of jewelry would most likely have been worn by a tribal Nomadic woman. Turkoman women usually wore much elaborate jewelry as a show of their status and wealth.

The beads are fabricated from a white metal of unknown alloy, most likely around a 70% to 80% silver content. Ethnic silver is a mix of silver, perhaps melted coins and other metals. They all have very large holes - ranging from 4mm to 9mm.

Please keep in mind that these are vintage and may be in less than perfect condition; they have traveled through both time and space and have been well loved. There is a definite patina consistent with an item of this age. These are all old, collectible beads.

Sizes vary - please see picture for reference. (length 24mm to 50mm)


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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Shipping within the U.S.:
Jewelry and supplies will be shipped in a package best suited for that item and will be insured, at no additional cost, if the value is greater than $50.


International Shipping:
Shipping is quoted as USPS Mail. Insurance will be added if value is greater than $75. Delivery time is estimated at approximately 2-3 weeks. Please contact me if faster shipping is required, quote will be via email and will be the purchasers responsibility. Buyer is responsible for all customs, taxes, duty, tariffs or other fees. An accurate customs form will be filled out and any incurred fees are the buyers responsibility.

***I DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITEMS THAT ARE LOST DURING SHIPPING. IF YOU WISH TO HAVE YOUR PACKAGE INSURED PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I WILL NOT ISSUE A REFUND FOR LOST PACKAGES.


Payments

I accept both PayPal, major credit cards and personal checks (purchased item will be shipped once the check clears). I also accept etsy gift cards

Payment is expected within 24 hours of purchase.


Returns & exchanges

Your satisfaction is my goal. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchased item please contact me within 15 days of receipt of purchase for a full refund minus original shipping cost. Buyer is responsible for return shipping and insurance.

Item must be returned as received, in condition received including jewelry, gift box and any additional included items.

Returns sent without prior agreement will not be accepted.


Additional policies

Many of the things you will find in my shop are vintage, ethnic items. Please keep in mind that these are often made by primitive people under primitive circumstances and are rarely what we would consider to be perfect. There may be mismatched jewels, a definite patina and often there are irregularities in the metal. This is common and should be expected with this type of jewelry. I leave the patina in place for those who prefer an aged appearance. Most items can be polished with a mild jewelry cleaner if that is your preference.