Natural gem quality oval Lapis Lazuli carved beads contrast wonderfully with the warm hue of the heavy, intricately made, 18K yellow gold linked chain and fancy scalloped caps to make this stunning necklace a truly beautiful piece of classic jewelry. This is a generous 25" long and sits perfectly due to the weight of the gold.
The 10 finely carved Lapis beads measure 15mm long and 8mm wide and are a deep cobalt to slightly lighter blue in places, some with small inclusions of pyrite. These are capped each end and spaced at about 1 3/4" intervals within the exceptional twisted 'rope design' linked gold chain and the piece closes with a small rectangular clasp with a safety clip.
Total weight of the necklace is 69g, of which the 18K gold weight has been estimated by a jeweler to be 50g. The clasp is marked 750. This wonderful piece was made in Italy and acquired in Florence in the 1960's. The work is exquisite.
Excellent 'as new' vintage condition with no wear to any of the gold links or to the Lapis beads.
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