Beads of Missouri Burlington Chert Minikins
We are excited to present The Beads of Missouri: Burlington Chert to The American Bead Collection! This highly unique stone comes from the Mississippi River Valley and was used by Native Americans in flint knappong, carving arrowheads, and ceremonial pieces. Chert is a stone of healing and protection. It’s said to have a calming influence that aids peaceful sleep, while promoting memory and humor.
The Minikins bead measures approximately 13 mm in diameter and has a sterling core that measure 4.37 in diameter.