Sterling Rice Bead Necklace

Price: $19.00

Availability: in stock

Prod. Code: R5

Our Sterling Silver Rice Bead necklaces are fashioned after Charleston's iconic Rice Bead history. This is one of our best sellers for over 25 years!  This classic design is a beautiful piece by itself, can be accented with a Southern Gate pendant or worn as a trendy layered look.   
 
We carry four different size Rice Beads: Small, Medium, Large & Extra large
 
During the Colonial Period, South Carolina was the largest producer of rice in America. The crop arrived in the area around 1685, when a ship sailed off course from the Island of Madagascar.  Landing in Charleston for repairs, the Captain expressed his gratitude, by giving the Governor of the colony a handful of rice grains.  From then on, rice became a primary export of Charleston. Today, rice still symbolizes Charleston's bountiful history and remains an iconic product to South Carolina.
 
925 Sterling Silver