There is a tradition in the Seminole Indian tribe in which each year a strand of these beads is given to a woman on her birthday. The necklaces layered up their neck. This continued until their 40th birthday. then 1 strand a year was removed, until there was only 1 strand left at 80 or more years. The beads were considered a sign of honor, and were worn in public at at all ceremonies.
These beads from the Seminole Tribe come with a history card. They are the perfect gift to tuck into an envelope for any birthday.