Ancient Indus Valley Carnelian Pendant
This is a very very old bead. Indus Valley beads go back 4000 years. Here is a reference..
It is difficult to date ancient stone bead, but there are clues. The bead is very worn in a charming kind of way, and look at the drilling. Done from each end. I know Carnelian was much valued, especially when it was a bit translucent. The Egyptians also valued this stone.
Anyway, some of us love to wear a simple but fine part of bead history!
I'm happy to put this on a dark brown cotton cord with two sliding knots at no extra cost. Just ask.