Vintage real garnet bead necklace; tumbled gemstones. February birthstone! This necklace is 17 inches end to end and has a strong barrel clasp.
These are great beads in above excellent condition. Color is deep and rich with little variation in size. They have been tumbled and are glossy, and smooth as satin. They do vary in shape which is desirable for an artisan.
NOTE: This necklace was poorly strung on nylon thread about 1975. It does not lay well at all. It bunches up and twists around. Now, if you like that wild look, fine. But if you want a necklace that will lay smoothly; use the beautiful bead and string it properly!
This is an excellent candidate for being upgraded on better thread or wire. Add small pearls, or gold seed beads and, you would have a much longer necklace. Make some earrings while you are at it!
It has a barrel clasp that holds well. It could be reused if you decide to restring.
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