This is a stunning and classic vintage string of natural gem quality Lapis Lazuli 10mm beads with an attractive 9kt gold two toned clasp. The necklace measures 20 inches (51 cm) long and weighs a heavy 86 grams attesting to the quality of the lapis.
These beautiful genuine untreated beads are a deep rich cobalt blue color, showing only some very tiny flecks gold pyrite and are expertly matched in color and tone. Although they look flat and dark in photographs, their true depth of color comes out beautifully in natural light (please see photos of them on the hand). The clasp is a handsome 'plump' square divided diagonally into equal sections of polished and brushed 9kt gold (detail of this hard to distinguish in photos) and closes securely. It is actually a clever extra feature to this necklace as it can be worn at the front to pick up the gold and add a bit more interest and sparkle if needed.
This necklace is very well strung, knotted and the clasp has additional very fine gold wire to protect the join between the clasp and the string. All the beads are in perfect condition. Two jewelers have confirmed that the beads are natural and untreated. The clasp tests for 9 kt. This truly lovely necklace is of superb quality, the weight makes it sit beautifully and can go anywhere and be worn with anything!
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