Ancient Rare Blue Chalcedony Gold Bead NecklaceAncient Rare Blue Chalcedony Gold Bead NecklaceAncient Rare Blue Chalcedony Gold Bead NecklaceAncient Rare Blue Chalcedony Gold Bead NecklaceAncient Rare Blue Chalcedony Gold Bead NecklaceAncient Rare Blue Chalcedony Gold Bead Necklace

This ancient chalcedony necklace is 2-3rd century BC- 2nd Century AD and is from Afghanistan . I was fortunate to be able to purchase part of a lifetime collection of ancient beads from a renowned jewelry designer's estate.
This necklace is composed of 23 rare, blue chalcedony beads.
Ancient blue chalcedony is prized and collected for its rarity. It has a beautiful range of color and translucency.
The freeform, natural colored beads are interspersed with 22 karat gold 19th century Indian beads. These gold beads are hand-made in the tradition of a sheet of gold place upon a wax mold. They have a rich gold patina and are not modern beads. The necklace terminates with a fine 18 karat, detailed, two part clasp.

It measures 19.5 inches and is 5/8ths across the widest bead.
For reference, Christie's ancient Jewelry auction December 5 2012 and December 6 2007.
Similar necklaces are picture in VBK ancient necklaces Volume 11.

Item ID: 2430


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: blue/chalcedony, Size: 19.5 inches long X 5/8ths

Ancient Rare Blue Chalcedony Gold Bead Necklace

$3,100 USD

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