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Akola "African Queen" Lapis, Stone and Karatasi Paper Bead Necklace

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Akola "African Queen" Lapis, Stone and Karatasi Paper Bead Necklace
Vast. Diverse. Beautiful. This necklace has a lot in common with the African continent. It's a striking statement look brought to life through a partnership between women in Uganda and women in Dallas, Texas. See that inspired union in the way its array of gems and beads join to form one bold design. A wonderful way to claim a regal style domain.

Design Information

  • 5-row necklace
  • Each row has faceted lapis beads at drape that transition to faceted brown glass beads that transition to gold-color, rondelle-shaped Karatasi paper beads at top
  • Thin goldtone disc-shaped spacers
  • Knotted strands
  • Goldtone end bars

Good to Know

  • Due to the composition and natural properties of mined gemstones, the product image may show slight differences to the actual stone in color saturation, tone, hue or other gemstone characteristics such as phenomena, color banding and color matrix.


  • Gemstones and pearls are sometimes treated to enhance their natural beauty. To learn more and find out about care instructions see details.


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Necklace Measurements: Approx. 17"L x 1-7/8"W with 1/2" extender
Drape Measurements: Approx. 2-1/4"L
Metal Color: Goldtone
Findings: Hook closure
Finish: Lacquered, painted, polished, textured
Additional Features: Knotted strand
Country of Origin: USA
Packaging: Boxed

Stone Information (all sizes and weights approximate)

Lapis: Faceted bead (13x10mm); mined in Afghanistan


Akola "African Queen" Lapis, Stone and Karatasi Paper Bead Necklace
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  • A Regal Statement Piece

    I think I found my new favorite jewelry designer! This necklace is lightweight but still makes a hefty statement on the neck! Its elegant and organic. I look forward to getting much use out of this piece and feel great about helping a wonderful organization and sharing Akola's story!

    sunshine121, WA
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A desire to empower women galvanizes Akola founder Brittany Merrill Underwood. It's a calling that's led the socialpreneur to Uganda and Dallas where Akola, which means "she works" in a Ugandan dialect, fulfills that mission. In both places, women create distinctive jewelry featuring surprising materials like recycled glass and handrolled paper beads. In doing so, they become agents of change in their families and communities. Be part of the movement. Redesign your wardrobe with jewelry that has the power to redesign lives.