Measurements: LENGTH: 17.5" - BEADS: 15mm and 5mm - WEIGHT: 48 grams (1.68 oz.)
This is an elegantly versatile bead necklace suitable for every day work wear or an evening out. While the design has some serious presence due to the length and size of the melon beads, the beads are hollow, so that the necklace is lightweight. (The length also allows the necklace to be doubled and worn as bracelet.)
No damage, wear to the plating, or any of the dents so common with hollow beads.
I date the beads to the 1940's.
Recently restrung so as to be secure.
Vintage "Ribbed Melon" Bead Necklace: 17.5 inch length