Gorgeous Graduated Amber Bead Strand Necklace w/ 14k Gold Filigree Clasp
Presented is a fascinating amber bead necklace, with a 14 karat gold clasp.
This necklace dates to the early 1900s, while we are unsure of the origin. The
necklace consists of graduated oval amber beads, ranging in size from 3/8 of an
inch by 1/4 of an inch to 1 1/4 of an inch by 7/8 of an inch. The beads are a
rich mellow orange, with natural striation and mottling. The beads are
individually knotted for additional security. The cord looks original, or at the
very least is quite old. The necklace has a cylindrical tab insert style
The necklace is in great condition. The amber beads are in good shape, with
no chips, cracks or losses. There are some surface irregularities here and
there, as is to be expected from a natural, organic material such as amber. The
clasp functions well and closes securely.
The clasp is stamped and guaranteed 14k.
The necklace is about 34 inches long, not including the tongue of the clasp,
which does not contribute to the overall length when worn.
The necklace weighs 46.2 grams.