Estate Sterling Large Turquoise Bead Necklace 16"
A fantastic Estate turquoise bead necklace! This bold and attractive piece is comprised of natural turquoise beads that are particularly large in size. The beads graduate slightly in diameter and are strung on hand knotted turquoise blue colored thread, complimenting the color of the stones perfectly. Each bead is smoothly polished, displaying magnificent soft blue and green hues with naturally occurring veins of deep brown webbing (known as "matrix") throughout that give the stones a striking marbled appearance. Fastening the necklace together is a sterling silver rectangular shaped push clasp adorned with a single turquoise cabochon set against a decorative background. A delicate beadwork design embellishes the front of the clasp, and stamped on the back is a "925" sterling purity mark, besides a maker's mark. A fabulous piece, this bold necklace is naturally beautiful and would make a versatile and colorful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 16" long. The beads range in size, with the largest measuring about 21mm in diameter and the smallest bead measuring about 15mm.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the turquoise beads or sterling clasp, which fastens securely and is in good working condition.