Sterling Silver Charleston Rice Bead Necklace Chain Italian with Lobster Claw Clasp
Beautiful unique 16" 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 mm wide x 4 long 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
- 16 inch long chain with lobster clasp
- Excellent for small pendants, comes in a gift box
- 2.5 x.4 MM beads, 6 beads per inch, 16" long
- 230 guage beads - Elegant necklace