Sterling Silver Charleston Rice Bead Necklace Chain Italian with Lobster Claw Clasp
Beautiful unique 20" famous charleston rice bead necklace. There are about 6 sterling silver rice beads per inch on this necklace which has a sturdy lobster claw clasp. Beads measure around 2.5 x 4 mm. Made in Italy with quality. Comes in small silver foil gift box. What is the Charleston Rice Bead? The history of rice in the U.S. started in 1694 when a ship bound for England was forced into Charleston, SC for repairs after a severe hurricane. The Captain gave the governor of the colony a handful of rice grains. From this small amount of seed, Charleston was soon supplying all the colonies with high quality rice. Thus, the rice bead is a symbol of Southern heritage. The Charleston rice bead bracelets makes a great souvenir or gift. Comes in a silver foil gift box. The lobster-claw spring action clasp measures 4.5mm wide x 11mm-long by 3mm thick.
- Famous Charleston Rice Bead Link Design
- 2.5 x.4 MM beads, 6 beads per inch, 20-inch long
- Excellent for small pendants, comes in a gift box