Beaded jewelry has been found in all cultures, and the development of culture, commerce, and trade can be traced through beads. The dispersal of beads from one place to another followed the trade routes, and makes tracing beaded jewelry complex but interesting.
In modern times, beads travel more than ever. These beads are probably of Czech origin, although the necklace might have been assembled in the United States. The era of the Great Depression was known for the clever transformation of simple materials into fun and elegant jewelry.
The beaded broad collar measures 14 1/2". Natural wood beads, carved with striations, and green and blue seed beads, are crafted into a regal accessory. It is very hard to find intricate beading like this from yesterday, in such good condition today.
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