Big tribal faux amber copal beads from Morocco.
Materials: Copal resin (tree resin)
Total Necklace Length: About 30 inches continuous loop
Number of Beads: 26
Beaded Length: 21 inches beaded length
Bead Size: About 1/2 inch wide. Beads are handmade and each bead will vary.
Bead Color: Amber to yellow-brownish.
Hole Size: About 4mm (1/8 inch)
Beads are handmade from tree resin and vary a bit in size.
String of big faux amber beads from Morocco. These beads are really big, please see measurements above and photo of beads in hand. This string is a continuous loop of 30 inches and can be worn as a necklace. Felt spacers between the copal beads to prevent wear. These are a bit heavy and weigh over 1 pound as a string. These beads are perfect for unstringing and using on jewelry projects but also are very impressive worn as they are.
These beads are an amber to yellow-brownish color. Please see photos with white background for truer color.
These beads are not old. They are recently made to resemble old amber in color and texture. Often several different colors, sizes and finishes are mixed together in necklaces and may be listed as "vintage" or "antique" amber or copal when in fact they are not. Vintage or antique amber is extremely expensive and has a very different look and feel than beads such as these, although these do have a similar color to some older copal pieces. The resins in new beads are sometimes mixed with plastics or coloring agents.