Ancient turquoise beads from Afghanistan are approximately 2000 years old. Found along the Silk Road. I love ancient beads. I always like to think about how many people have worn these beads before me. I added spiny oyster shell(photo below), amethyst, ruby, green turquoise, sugiite and 22k gold plated over hill tribe silver beads. The necklace is approximately 16 inches long with 2 inches of extender chain.