Vintage Chinese Export Multi-Gem Bead Necklace, Sterling Silver, Jade, Gemstone, Multicolor, Hand Knotted #c516

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Vintage Chinese Export Multi-Gem Bead Necklace, Sterling Silver, Jade, Gemstone, Multicolor, Hand Knotted #c516
For offer today, I have this gorgeous multi-gemstone bead necklace from China!

This beautiful necklace is comprised of multicolor gemstone beads. From its style and silver markings, I am dating it to the late Art Deco period. The necklace features pink nephrite jade, brown chatoyant tiger eye, red carnelian, and green nephrite jade beads that alternate around the strand, with four stunning purple amethyst beads added to the mix in the front of the necklace. The beads have been expertly hand-knotted on a lovely teal green cord and the strand closes with a floral decorated, gold washed sterling silver box clasp. It's a stunning necklace and an absolute riot of color!

The necklace measures about 24 1/2 inches long and the beads range in size from 10mm to 12mm. It weighs 103.9 grams. The pink and green beads tested in the jade range and the purple beads tested in the amethyst range on a Presidium gem tester. The tiger eye and carnelian beads were identified by color and characteristics. The necklace is hallmarked "Silver" on the back of the box clasp. The necklace weighs 99.6 grams. 

This necklace is a striking explosion of color! It's a fantastic piece to add to a vintage jade or gemstone jewelry collection and would make an absolutely wonderful gift. The necklace is in excellent vintage condition with some patina to the clasp and some slight loss to the gold wash. Some of the beads have small flea bites, but these were seen under magnification and don't show or detract. It's ready to wear and to be admired!

SIGNED: SILVER ON THE BACK OF THE CLASP 

SIZE: APPROX 24 1/2 INCHES LONG AND BEADS ARE APPROX 10MM TO 12MM IN SIZE

WEIGHT: 103.9 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT VINTAGE, PRE-OWNED CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE, SOME PATINA AND SLIGHT LOSS OF GOLD WASH ON THE CLASP. SOME OF THE BEADS HAD SMALL FLEA BITES SEEN WITH MAGNIFICATION. THESE DON'T SHOW AND DON'T DETRACT.

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