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World’s Largest Beads

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The world’s largest beads are actually coins. On the Micronesian island of Yap, money is made of stone. The stone is carefully carved into a disc and pierced through the middle. These coins can be enormous; in fact, one of the largest is over 10 feet in diameter. These coin beads are not meant to be worn, of course, but they are traded, bought and sold – which gives them an intrinsic value just like any other beads.

by Beverly