This gorgeous set is made from a combination of new and old elements. The cloisonne beads and gold plated medallion were purchased in the Far East about 30 years ago, but never used. The amethyst stone beads are from two old necklaces, and they are combined with new amethyst colored seed beads and gold plated spacers.
The gold-plated clasp was purchased about 25 years ago and has the Chinese sign for longevity.
The amethyst beads are two sizes, and although they look different in the light, they are nearly the same color in life. The smaller beads are natural amethyst and have more mineral inclusions and striations. The 10 larger beads are amethyst colored glass.
The necklace measures 28", with an additional 1 1/2" for the medallion. The medallion is "puffed" and the same on both sides. The matching earrings are cloisonne beads on a vermeil (gold plated sterling) wire. I can change to wires for non-pierced ears if you wish.
The set comes in a gold brocade zippered pouch.
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