An exquisite, richly coloured butterfly has decided to perch on the side of a similarly coloured necklace, trying, as it were, to comouflage itself from being spotted.
When I spotted this butterfly, (originally a brooch, which I altered to a pendant), this was how I envisioned my design. The enamel butterfly does sit on top of a string of amazonite beads, with it's wings straddling the two turquoise strings above and below. The brooch was described as Art Deco. But I suspect it is Chinese enamel, perhaps made in the 1920's, made in glowing colours of turquoise, lime and grass green, royal and sky blue. The enamel is on gold plated on silver. 3 1/2 inches long by 4 inches wide.
The top string consists of oval shaped stabilized, natural turquoise, just over 1/4 inch wide (the largest beads) and 1/2 in long.
The bottom string consists of drop shaped stabilized turquoise beads, 4.5 mm deep and just under 1/2 inches long.
The central amazonite bead, where the butterfly clings, is 11.5 mm.
The width of the 3 strands is 2 inches. (approximately), and the length of the necklace is 17 inches.
I have used a vermeil toggle clasp. Toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own silk brocaded pouch bag, made by the Shanghai tailor.
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