Our Sterling Silver Rice Bead bracelets are fashioned after Charleston's iconic Rice Bead history. Our Rice Bead Collection is one of our best sellers, for over 25 years! This classic design is beautiful piece by itself, or can make a great addition to any "arm party".
We carry four different size sterling 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 areaaround 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.