Twenty four inches of graduated "White Lotus" cultured pearls are knotted on silk cord and secured with a sterling silver clasp set with Turquoise gems from the Carico Lake mine to make this stunning necklace.
The fresh water pearls are creamy white with a clear surface. They have a rich luster, are semi round in shape and range in size from 6.5 to 10 mm. The necklace measures 24 inches in length, including the sterling silver clasp, and weighs 74 grams.
The sterling silver hand made clasp used to secure the piece is an oval shape with a double fancy bezel wire decoration around the base. The base of the clasp measures 22 X 24 mm. The top of the oval clasp has nine bezel set Turquoise gems from the Carico Lake mine in the state of Nevada. Eight of the Turquoise gems are semi round and measure 4 mm each. The ninth Turquoise gem is set in the center of the clasp, is oval in shape and measures 7 X 10 mm. The top of the sterling silver clasp has been "antiqued" around the bezel set Turquoise gems to give depth to the piece.
Beautiful "South West" style jewelry!