Long, 1970s vintage jade bead necklace with gold plated .
Measurements: 30 inches end to end. There are 49 jade beads, polished to the same size. There are 50 gold plated beads of the same size.
Jade is lovely with no chips or cracks. These beads are not perfectly matched. The gold plated spacers show significant surface wear.
This is the perfect piece to use in a re-purposed or DIY jewelry project. May I suggest you use coral beads and better gold beads to make a "new" necklace, earrings and bracelet?
Extreme close up pictures are provided so you can see the variety of the jade and wear to the gold. The colors are dark with inclusions or spots. The plating is quite worn. Apparently this was a favorite.
The slide and lock clasp, typical of the era is strong and works well.
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