Era: Early 20th century (circa 1910-1930)
Condition: very good; restrung; natural variation, age and expected wear to beads; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements: 30.5″ long | weight 138 grams
Additional Notes: A beautiful strand of antique faceted amber beads from Ukraine once part of a traditional folk costume. Amber necklaces such as this were sold by traveling merchants and were popular throughout eastern Europe including Russia, Poland, Belarus, and other Slavic countries as well as in the Baltic countries as part of the traditional folk costumes. Amber was an important element of Slavic folklore and was worn for spiritual and physical protection by women throughout the region. The amber is completely natural and ancient with natural variation. The necklace has been restrung with knots between each bead and braided ties to adjust the length as necessary. The photos above include image showing this necklace paired with other Ukrainian folk jewelry from our shop as an example of how it might have been originally worn as well as a photo of several of our faceted amber necklace together for length comparison.