This is a stunning piece. It looks like it is book shaped in the front, but in the back it is clearly envelope shaped. It opens up to hold anything tiny - a small sentimental picture perhaps. It is gold washed. The latch opens and closes perfectly, nice and tight. The big piece of agate is beautiful. It is on its original, fabulous chain. The chain is gold tone and has a dark patina from age. There are eight garnet coloured, smooth, oval beads on the chain. I do not know if they are real garnets, but they are very dark in colour and the light looks great going through them. There is no clasp on the chain. The chain is thick with four lengths of chain making up the three dimensional serpentine chain. All of the elements combined make this a special piece.
EXCELLENT CONDITION. There are two beads that have their wires stretched. These can easily be fixed by a jeweller. This does not detract, but should be fixed to ensure sturdiness. I showed this in the second last picture.
The pendant is 1 inch wide x one and a quarter inches up and down. The chain is 48 inches long.