I have tried to photograph as much as possible to show you the beads, each bead is approx 2 cm wide, end cones are 5.5 cm long, all finely decorated, no marks for gold content but I have taken these in the past to two jewellers who have both tested them for gold quality and they are coming out at 9 carat (it was not an acid test on the surface but a proper scrape at the sides to get to the real layer to be tested). The beads are a unique version of the traditional wedding necklace worn by the Harar people of Ethiopia, Yemen and Somalia. Most are silver so this gold version is a find. The beads are most probably resin or wax filled with a very thick coat of solid gold -there is no wear to the gold - the gold versions whilst rare come in carats 9 - 21k - so this is a lower 9 k version.. Total length of beads/end cones is 16.5 inches.
103g approx on kitchen scales. Now reduced -so this is a good deal - if it doesn't sell will sell for scrap value (which I would prefer not to - rather it went to a collector).. The item "Rare Antique 9ct 9K not 18ct GOLD Ethiopian Indian Muria bead Necklace 103g" is in sale since Monday, August 9, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Ethnic & Tribal Jewellery\Asian\Indian". The seller is "kula123cat" and is located in Wirral.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay.