Perhaps the oldest form of human art, beads are the first tangible evidence of emergingpeoples able to think abstractly and utilize symbolism. From the beginning, the shape, color, pattern, material or manufacturing skills invested ensured beads were used as powerful amulets, indispensable for propitiating the gods, personal protection, community status and personal adornment to enhance beauty.
Or, would you just like to know what you have? As a member of the International Society of Appraisers, Sue McGovern, President of Sands of Time can provide you with a professional valuation of your existing pieces and advise how best to place loved objects so they form part of new collections.
We accept both individual ancient objects and entire collections for sale or consignment. Contact us or phone 202 342 0518 for further details.