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Amazing White Agate and Moonstone Starburst Pendant Necklace
Located in Dallas, TX
Amazing White Agate and Moonstone Starburst Pendant Necklace - . This amazing necklace features a starburst pendant with moonstone and 2.2 carats of diamonds set in silver plated gol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

20mm Fire Agate 925 Sterling Silver Gemstone Necklace
By Lucy de la Vega
Located in Coral Gables, FL
This 20mm beads faceted fire agate necklace is classic, modern and makes a statement. This particular fire agate has orange coral hues bead throughout the bead. The necklace looks ...
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2010s Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Sterling Silver

Black Banded Agate Black Onyx 925 Sterling Vermeil Clasp Gemstone Necklace
By Lucy de la Vega
Located in Coral Gables, FL
This necklace combines banded agate with 4 sizes of black onyx 12, 14. 20 & 22mm. The play with the shapes makes the necklace quite interesting. The necklace is very neutral and easy...
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2010s Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

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Onyx, Agate, Sterling Silver, Vermeil

0.62 CT Round Black White Diamond Steel 18 KT Gold Skull Agate Bracelet
Located in London, GB
This Original Bracelet from the Vega collection features 0.50 Carat Black Round Diamonds set in 18 Karat White Gold and total of 0.12 Carat White Round Diamond Eyes, 3 stainless stee...
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2010s Modern Beaded Bracelets

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Diamond, Black Diamond, Agate, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold...

Decadent Jewels Rock Crystal Clear Quartz Black Agate Silver Torsade Necklace
By Decadent Jewels
Located in Sydney, AU
Statement 3 strand torsade style necklace created with Clear Rock Crystal beads in many sizes flowing through a 45x35mm Black Agate Rectangular frame bead hand knotted for strength a...
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2010s Modern Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Multi-gemstone, Quartz, Sterling Silver, Silver

Decadent Jewels Carved Grey Agate Labradorite Gold Filled long Necklace
By Decadent Jewels
Located in Sydney, AU
Carved grey Agate 38mm long and 10mm Faceted Labradorite beads with gold filled accent beads and Hook clasp, hand knotted for strength and durability. Finished necklace measures 116cm.
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2010s Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Labradorite, Gold-filled, Yellow Gold

Niels Erik From Sterling Silver Banded Blue Agate Danish Modernist Bracelet
By Niels Erik From
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Danish modern sterling silver linked bracelet with conical shaped striped blue agate stones created by Niels Erik From, circa 1960's. Bracelet measures 7 1/4" in length by 5/8" wide...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Link Bracelets

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Agate, Sterling Silver

Vintage Moroccan Branch Coral Necklace, Handmade Multi-Strand, Silver, Agate
Located in Vineyard Haven, MA
This vintage coral necklace is a wonderful find. Large pieces of true red branch coral are interspersed with agate stones and etched and stamped silver beads. Other beads include tig...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Collectible Jewelry

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Agate, Coral, Onyx, Silver

Antique Banded Agate Bead Necklace
Located in Baltimore, MD
Bold Victorian banded agate bead necklace with a silver dog tag clasp. The 19 large banded agate beads are interspersed with small black agate beads. The necklace measures 17 1/2" l...
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Antique 1870s Victorian Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Silver

Multicolored Agate Bead Necklace
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Multicolored agate bead necklace with four aventurine quartz accent beads, brass bead spacers, and clasp. Beads range from 10.5mm to 17.30mm. Tarnish on brass beads. No maker's mark.
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20th Century Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Quartz, Brass

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Antique Banded Agate Bead Necklace
Located in Baltimore, MD
Dramatic Victorian agate bead necklace is fastened with an agate clasp. The striking banded agate beads are black, brown and white and can be worn day or night. The necklace measures...
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Antique 1870s Late Victorian Beaded Necklaces

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Agate

Victorian banded Agate Beads
Located in Riverdale, NY
Victorian Striped Agate Beads with lovely crisp striations throughout. These lovely period beads graduate from 14 to 18 mm and are hand knotted. 1870's UK. 22" length, Excellent con...
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Antique 1870s Beaded Necklaces

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Agate

Antique Victorian Banded Agate Bead Necklace
Located in Baltimore, MD
Bold Victorian banded agate bead necklace with three large beads tapering down to smaller ones. There are 34 beads in the necklace which has a bead clasp. Agate beads have become ver...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Beaded Necklaces

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Agate

Antique Banded Agate Bead Necklace
Located in Baltimore, MD
Striking Victorian banded agate bead necklace with a bead clasp is 20" long and contains 32 beads. Each bead is unique yet all have a multiplicity of lines and colors. The beads meas...
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Antique 1870s Victorian Beaded Necklaces

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Agate

Art Deco Banded Agate Beaded Necklace
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
The banded agate beads which make up this necklace are a mix of black and white! The bright white rings around the beads curve and wave and are beautiful. Length: 69cm Bead Width: ...
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Vintage 1910s Art Deco Beaded Necklaces

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Agate

Turquoises and Green Agate Beaded Necklaces with Bakelite Claps
Located in Vannes, FR
Discover this Turquoise and Green Agate Beaded Neacklaces Bakelite Claps
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Turquoise

Beautiful Large Black Banded Agate Bead Statement Necklace
Located in Montreal, QC
Stunning Large Banded Agate Bead Necklace comprising twenty-four 19.55mm beads; held by a unique bold sterling silver clasp; newly hand knotted with silk cord; Classic and Dynamic…il...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Sterling Silver

Four Thousand Year Old Agate Beads with Collared Spherical 20k Gold Beads
Located in Bloomington, IN
A necklace of thirteen Bronze Age agate beads alternating with 20k collared spherical gold beads. Six of them are long barrel shaped agate beads, seven are tabular agate beads: two a...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Gold

Striking Black Jet and Red Agate Beads Runway Necklace
By Coach House
Located in Montreal, QC
Unique Black Jet and Red Agate Necklace; hand knotted with matching color silk threads; enhanced by 2 Fimo beads; faceted black jet beads are approx. 10mm and the red agate beads 12m...
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Vintage 1980s Modernist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate

Ancient Roman Bronze Coin and Fire Agate Beaded Pendant Necklace
By Vicki Orr
Located in Naples, FL
Authentic ancient Roman bronze coin (Maximian, Antoninianus, 286 to 310 AD) and oxidized sterling silver pendant on Fire Agate beaded necklace. Pendant is 1.57 inches in total length...
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2010s Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

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Chalcedony, Agate, Silver, Sterling Silver, Bronze

Necklace with White Agate Beads, 18k White Gold, Diamonds and Blue Sapphires
By Miseno
Located in Huntington, NY
Necklace with white agate beads, 18K white gold, white diamonds (approx. 2.28 carats) and blue sapphires (approx. 15.47 carats)
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2010s Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White ...

Natural Agate Bead Necklace
Located in Berlin, DE
This necklace is a timeless classic and elegant piece of jewelry. 16 natural agat beads with a diameter of ca. 0.87-1.02 in ( 2,2-2,6 cm ) weighing circa 300 ct. With silver magnetic...
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Late 20th Century Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Silver

Handcraft Coral 14 Karat Yellow Gold Agate Beaded Necklace
By SCALA GIOIELLI
Located in Marcianise, IT
For any problems related to some materials contained in the items that do not allow shipping and require specific documents that require a particular period, please contact the selle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Coral, Agate, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Handcraft Pearls 800 Thousandths Silver Carnelian Agate Beaded Necklace
Located in Marcianise, IT
For any problems related to some materials contained in the items that do not allow shipping and require specific documents that require a particular period, please contact the selle...
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Vintage 1980s Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Carnelian, Agate, Pearl, Silver

Four Thousand Year Old Agate Beads with Carnelian and Lapis Lazuli Spacers
Located in Bloomington, IN
A necklace of seventeen large agate beads from the Bronze Age of four thousand years ago. The agate beads have a group of two carnelian beads and one lapis lazuli bead between each o...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli

Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. Agate Bead and Sterling Silver Necklace
By Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Comprising fourteen very large black and white banded agate beads, joined to a sterling silver twin hoop clasp, signed Tiffany & Co., Paloma Picasso, length 17 1/4 inches. Iris Apfel...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Sterling Silver

Ancient Agate Beads with Spherical 'Etched' Agates, Lapis Lazuli, and 20k Gold
Located in Bloomington, IN
A necklace of sixteen agate barrel beads each faced with a three layer gold granulated bead alternating with fourteen spherical etched agate beads each faced with a pair gold granula...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Gold

Green Agate Beads Necklace Accompanied by Baroque Pearl and 0.32 Ct of Tsavorite
Located in Vannes, FR
Green Agate Beads Necklace Accompanied by a Baroque Pearl and 0.32 Carats of Tsavorites 48 centimètre with Bakélite Claps 18,89 inch size beads 1.8 centimeter or 0.3937 inch
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21st Century and Contemporary Baroque Beaded Necklaces

Four Thousand Year Old Agate Beads with Collared Spherical Silver Spacer Beads
Located in Bloomington, IN
A necklace of seventeen Bronze Age agate beads alternating with sixteen Fine silver beads. Ten of the silver beads are spherical with granulated collars, six of the beads are compose...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Silver

Sterling Silver, Black Agate Beaded Bracelet
By Tateossian
Located in Fulham business exchange, London
Discover our unique bracelets which feature an organic-shaped silver boulder with contrasting industrial black rhodium mesh beads either side, drawing on the striking contrast of mec...
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2010s Modern Beaded Bracelets

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Agate, Sterling Silver

Victorian Perfect Banded Agate Bead Necklace
Located in Stamford, CT
A great, bold beautifully matched strand of banded agate black and white beads from the Victorian Era c. 1860. The banded agate is smooth but the secret is that each bead has facets ...
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Antique 1860s Victorian Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, 15k Gold

Ancient Roman Artifacts Pendant on Fire Agate Beaded Necklace
By Vicki Orr
Located in Naples, FL
Authentic ancient Roman carved agate bead, Roman bronze carved tag and 22k yellow gold pendant on a fire agate beaded necklace with 22k gold hook closure. Necklace is 18 inches in le...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Agate, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold, Bronze, Gold

Large Banded Agate Beads and Sterling Silver Heart Necklace
Located in Montreal, QC
Stunning Large Black Banded Agates Beads Necklace, comprising 16 round banded agate beads, each approximately 22mm, accented by two sterling silver Hearts and spacers. Hand strung. T...
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Vintage 1980s Modernist Choker Necklaces

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Agate, Sterling Silver

Bronze Age Agate Beads with Lapis Lazuli and Granulated Silver Spacers
Located in Bloomington, IN
A necklace of fifteen agate beads, forty-two lapis lazuli beads and eighteen granulated silver beads. The agate beads are from the early Bronze Age. They are at least four thousand y...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Lapis Lazuli, Agate, Silver

Chic Victorian Glass Agate Bead Necklace
Located in Houston, TX
A strand of Victorian brown, tan and white swirling banded agate-like glass beads, connected with 9K rose gold links. Circa 1870.
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Antique 1870s Victorian Beaded Necklaces

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9k Gold

Necklace of Four Thousand Year Old Bronze Age Agate Beads
Located in Bloomington, IN
A necklace of twenty-four large agate beads of flattened shapes from the Bronze Age (approximately four thousand years ago). The dimensions of the beads are as follows (clockwise fro...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate

Four Thousand Year Old Agate Beads with Gold Caps and Lapis Lazuli
Located in Bloomington, IN
A massive necklace of nine flat elliptical shaped agate beads from the Bronze Age with gold end caps and spaced with twenty lapis lazuli beads. There are eight large granulated gold ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Gold

Four Thousand Year Old Agate Beads Alternating with Quadruple Spiral Gold Beads
Located in Bloomington, IN
A necklace of thirteen medium sized flat agate beads of rhomboid and flattened oval shapes alternating with twelve quadruple spiral motif gold beads. A small lapis bead faces each of...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Gold

Beautiful Large Carnelian Banded Agate Bead Statement Necklace
Located in Montreal, QC
Stunning Large Carnelian Banded Agate Bead Necklace comprising twenty-four 19.55mm beads; held by a unique bold Gilt Sterling Silver clasp; newly hand knotted with Silk cord. Stylish...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Necklaces

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Carnelian, Agate, Gold Plate, Sterling Silver

Four Thousand Year Old Tabular and Barrel Agate Beads with Round Gold Beads
Located in Bloomington, IN
A massive necklace of nine large flat agate beads and ten tapered agate barrel beads alternating with round collared gold beads. The collars are encircled with fine granulation. The ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Gold

Add Extra Photo from OKL Long Banded Agate Bead Necklace
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Necklace with graduated banded agate rectangular beads in grays, browns and cream with ribbed gold tone beads and a barrel clasp. Each bead, 1"-0.75"L x 0.25"H x 0.44"W. Necklace, 30"L.
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20th Century Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Brass

Yellow Agate Bead Graduated Sweetie Necklace in Yellow Gold
By Susana Lang
Located in London, GB
Hand made using 9 carat Yellow Gold, the suspended Agate beads are threaded together with a solid gold wire and graduated onto a delicate 1.7 mm yellow gold cable chain. The stunning...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Agate

Italian Coral, White Agate Beads and Diamonds Dangling Earrings in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of Italian coral, white agate bead and diamond clip-on dangling earrings circa 1980, set in 18K yellow gold. The natural red corals and white agate beads of varying diameter (...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Dangle Earrings

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Agate, Coral, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Long Pink Agate Beads Sterling Silver Ballerina Dancer Statement Necklace
Located in Montreal, QC
Striking Runway Necklace features a Dancer Silhouette strung with Pink and Fuchsia Agate beads, creating a Dynamic effect! The dancer is marked: MEXICO TN 52 and 925 measures approx....
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1990s Modernist More Necklaces

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Agate, Sterling Silver

Ensemble of Ancient Agate Bead Necklaces, 22k Granulated Gold Beads, and Clasp
Located in Bloomington, IN
An ensemble of three ancient agate bead necklaces - made to be worn together. The first necklace is of thirty small agate barrel beads and three larger flat agate beads the center be...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Pendant Necklaces

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Agate, 22k Gold, Gold

1990s Black Gold Buddha and Ohm Pendants on Agate Bead Necklace
Located in Hicksville, NY
This necklace is from 1995, purchased originally at Bergdoff Goodman. It features beautiful pendant charms - a Buddha and Diamond Om, both crafted in black gold and sterling silver. ...
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1990s Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Agate, Diamond, Sterling Silver

Ancient Roman Bronze Key 22 Karat Gold Pendant on Fire Agate Beaded Necklace
By Vicki Orr
Located in Naples, FL
Authentic ancient Roman bronze key and 22k yellow gold dangle pendant on faceted Fire Agate beaded necklace. Beaded necklace is 15.75 inches in length. Dangle pendant is 1.69 inches ...
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Agate, Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold, Bronze

Intini Jewels Black White Oval Tube Agate Beaded Boho Long Wrap Around Necklace
By Intini Jewels
Located in Milano, IT
Rare and stunning spindly necklace with a strand of faceted black and white agate. Strapped gemstones mixing the two basic colors. Timeless, modern and magnificent design with fabulo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anglo-Indian Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Silver, Sterling Silver

Choker Necklace of Tabular Ancient Agate Beads with 20k Gold Beads and Clasp
Located in Bloomington, IN
Twenty-three tabular agate beads, agate beads of trapezoidal shape, rectangular shape, ovals and circles and a bow bead in the center, alternating with twenty-two tabular 20k gold be...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Choker Necklaces

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Agate, Gold

Antique Georgian Banded Agate Sardonyx Beads Bracelet Metal Pinchbeek Clasp
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This stylish banded agate bracelet made up from 4 rows of fine agate beads comes with a beautiful clasp executed in gilt metal and Pinchbeek around 1830.
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Antique 1830s George IV Beaded Bracelets

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Agate, Gilt Metal

FLY WITH ME. Gray Agate 3 Bracelet Stack with Sterling Silver and CZ Feather
By Dee Berkley
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Handmade 3 Bracelet Stack of Gray Agate, Mystic Coated Gray Agate Beads with Sterling Silver and CZ Feather Charm.
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2010s Artisan Beaded Bracelets

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Agate, Sterling Silver

Ancient Mesopotamian Agate Necklace, Gold Capped Center Bow Bead, and Eye Beads
Located in Bloomington, IN
A necklace of ancient gold and agate beads from the period of the reign of Sennacherib, the king of ancient Assyria (704-681 B.C.). There are fourteen agate barrel beads, five agate ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Gold

Clarissa Bronfman Multi Agate Diamond Sapphire Enamel Ruby Beaded Necklace
By Clarissa Bronfman
Located in New York, NY
Beaded necklace consists of: - 18" length - multi colored agate beads varying in size - enamel/gold bead - sapphire spacer bead - double sided diamond and sterling silver 925 closing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Necklace Black Agate and 18 Karat Gold
Located in Torre del Greco, IT
Long necklace realized in black agate beads and 18kt yellow gold. Gold g. 18 Total lenght cm 81
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2010s Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Lace Agate and Gold Necklace
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
An oblong, polished, blue lace agate bead necklace with a large 18 karat gold bead detail, by Tiffany & Co. Necklace is signed Tiffany & Co. and stamped 18K. It is 35" long. A subs...
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1990s Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

CLARISSA BRONFMAN Onyx Agate Diamond Multi Stone Ohm Pendant Beaded Necklace
By Clarissa Bronfman
Located in New York, NY
Beaded necklace consists of: - 37" length - faceted black onyx beads - faceted multi colored agate beads - diamond sterling silver skull tumbler bead - diamond silver design bead ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

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Diamond, Onyx, Blue Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Agate, Ste...

Ancient Assyrian Agate, Lapis Lazuli Necklace with Original Ancient Gold Beads
Located in Bloomington, IN
A necklace of ancient gold and agate beads from the period of the reign of Sennacherib, the king of ancient Assyria (704-681 B.C.). There are seventeen agate and agate/carnelian bead...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Gold

Clarissa Bronfman Botswana Agate Sapphire Ruby Emerald Agate Diamond Necklace
By Clarissa Bronfman
Located in New York, NY
18" length Botswana agate beaded necklace consists of: - double sided diamond silver top closing clasp - double sided diamond silver bottom clasp that opens and closes allowing to in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Silver, Sterling Silver

Ancient Agate Barrel Beads with Red Jasper and Granulated 22k Gold Spacers
Located in Bloomington, IN
A necklace of fifty-one agate beads alternating with pairs of 22k gold granulated ring spacer beads. Twenty-five of the agate beads are long tapered barrel-shaped beads and twenty-si...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artist Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Jasper, 22k Gold

Black and White Fashion Necklace with Agate, Onyx, FWCP Pearls in Silver
Located in New York, NY
Funky Indian inspired necklace with large faceted White Agate Beads, Large Black Onyx Beads, Freshwater Dyed Black Pearls, and 2 White Freshwater Cultured Pearls with Sterling Silver...
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2010s Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

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Agate, Onyx, Pearl, Silver, Sterling Silver

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Agate Beads For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of agate beads for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of Gold, Silver and Sterling Silver, these items were constructed with great care. Our selection of items includes 103 vintage examples as well as 205 contemporary versions. Our inventory is broad and distinctive, with accessories on offer that were made as long ago as the 18th Century to those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Pieces in our collection of agate beads made by Contemporary jewelers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular. Versions of these items have been a part of the life’s work for many jewelers, but those produced by Decadent Jewels, Intini Jewels and Clarissa Bronfman are consistently popular. Many pieces in our collection are stylish for most occasions, but Agate versions, from our inventory of 270, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. Today, if you’re looking for bead agate beads and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes mixed cut and round cut alternatives. When shopping our range of agate beads, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men today than there are for women.

How Much are Agate Beads?

Prices for agate beads can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $49 and can go as high as $50,141, while agate beads, on average, fetch $1,000.

Finding the Right Necklaces for You

We are fortunate to know much of the world’s long and dazzling history of necklaces, as this type of jewelry was so treasured that it was frequently buried with its owners.

Lapis lazuli beads adorned necklaces unearthed from the royal graves at the ancient Iraqi civilization of Sumer, while the excavation of King Tut’s burial chamber revealed a sense of style that led to a frenzy of Art Deco designs, with artisans of the 1920s seeking to emulate the elegant work crafted by Ancient Egypt’s goldsmiths and jewelry makers. 

In ancient times, pendant necklaces worn by royalty and nobles conferred wealth and prestige. Today, wearing jewelry is about personal expression: Luxury diamond necklaces exude confidence and can symbolize the celebratory nature of a deep romantic relationship, while paper-clip chain-link necklaces designed by the likes of goldsmith Faye Kim are firmly planted in the past as well as the present. Kim works exclusively with eco-friendly gold, and these fashionable, fun accessories owe to the design of 19th-century watch fobs. 

For some, necklaces are thought of as being a solely feminine piece, but this widely loved accessory has been gender-neutral for eons. In fact, just as women rarely took to wearing a single necklace during the Renaissance, men of the era layered chains and valuable pendants atop their bejeweled clothing. In modern times, the free-spirited hippie and counterculture movements of the 1960s saw costume-jewelry designers celebrating self-expression through colorful multistrand necklaces and no shortage of beads, which were worn by anyone and everyone. 

Even after all of these years, the necklace remains an irrefutable staple of any complete outfit. Although new trends in jewelry are constantly emerging, the glamour and beauty of the past continue to inform modern styles and designs. In a way, the cyclical history of the necklace differs little from its familiar looped form: The celebrated French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels found much inspiration in King Tut, and, now, their Alhambra collection is a go-to for modern royals. Vintage necklaces designed by David Webb — whose work landed him on the cover of Vogue in 1950, two years after opening his Manhattan shop — were likely inspired by the ornamental styles of ancient Greece, Mesopotamia and Egypt

On 1stDibs, browse top designers like Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bvlgari, or shop by your favorite style, from eye-catching choker necklaces to understated links to pearl necklaces and more.