A beautiful vintage Necklace strung with graduated size Jadeite Beads and with a gold barrel and pin clasp marked 9 ct (for 9 karat gold, a legal standard of gold in the UK).
The Jadeite beads are strung on hand knotted green silk and the Necklace measures 25 1/2 inches long. The graduated beads measure from a fraction under 5 mm in diameter at the clasp to a fraction over 9 mm in diameter at the center of the necklace.
The Necklace is in excellent condition and the old jadeite jade beads are natural without treatment. Some beads have natural fissure lines and inclusions that are common for this kind of old jadeite jade.
Vintage 9kt Jade Jadeite Graduated Bead Necklace