These prayer beads were with a necklace from an estate of a local prominent family that spent much of the 1920's-1940's in Persia and neighboring countries. I have supplied photos of the salt water flotation test, the swirls in colorization on the beads. It also passed the friction test: rubbing and picking up tissue. I did not do the pin prick test as I was afraid to damage it. There are 33 beads, 2 spacers and an end piece.
It weighs approximately 3 1/2 ounces. Please ask any questions you like as I have done my best to accurately describe this beautiful piece.
The item "Egg Yolk Amber Prayer Beads, Antique 3+ Ounces" is in sale since Thursday, November 19, 2015. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Amber".The seller is "hmacie218" and is located in East Aurora, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.