This unusual necklace is hard to date, but I am fairly confident that it is from c. 1880. The caps bead caps are a Chinese version of Art Nouveau in style. The beads are the prettiest most vivid colour of green. They are 14mm and are interspaced with genuine faceted tourmaline rondelle beads that range in colour from a pinky red to a yellow green. The hook catch is beautifully engraved with tiny butterflies and bees and it is very charming. The metal is heavy gold gilding on silver. The necklace length is over 17 inches. I would strongly suggest that this was a Court piece as the quality is superb.