Yellow is a common color for older antique beads mainly because this color was a popular choice for trade beads in ancient times.
Yellow beads were also common during ancient times, mainly because the color yellow was easy to create. As such the color yellow was obtainable in the form of dyes which were then used to give the beads that distinct yellow color that they still retain centuries later.
Old antique yellow beads were valued for their attractive color which attracted attention and made the wearer of a yellow bead jewelry item stand out from the crowd. Older antique beads are over a century old and are very rare.
Today, old antique yellow beads remain just as attractive for use as embellishments on clothing as well as standalone jewelry pieces.