• Image of Watermelon Chevrons Venetian Trade Beads
  • Image of Watermelon Chevrons Venetian Trade Beads
  • Image of Watermelon Chevrons Venetian Trade Beads
  • Image of Watermelon Chevrons Venetian Trade Beads

Venetian Chevron beads are the most beautiful, recognizable and collectable of all of the Venetian "Trade Beads."

Chevrons beads are made by a multi-part process. They start with the making of the cane, then another color glass is added and then this is usually put into a 12 point star mold. This process is repeated for each additional layer on the bead.

Chevron beads, also called "Rosetta"and "Star" beads have been made Venice since the late 1400's and are still in limited production today.

Approximate Age : Late 19th to mid 20th century,
Good Overall Condition, some of our beads have traveled at least two continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.