Hardstone Bead Necklace

Hardstone beads are believed to be, if not the first, then certainly among the earliest of humanity’s fabricated amulets.

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In early India they believed stones were attributed with magical qualities or supernatural powers. These ‘magical’ stones were shaped and worn as beads. Initially their attraction may have been their hardness, but what made them exceptional was their color, degree of translucency or transparency, or an uniquely patterned surface. The making of hardstone beads is a labor intensive process.