Although it resembles genuine ebony wood, this circa 1890's necklace is too light to be made from that material. It measures 17 1/2" long, has a hidden "screw" clasp and the beads are both carved and pierced. The large oval bead in the center measures almost 3/4" thick and has end caps giving it a great look. The necklace weighs 23.2 grams, has no chips or damage and is possibly made from the husks of nuts and dyed black to be worn during mourning.
Ebony Black Carved and Pierced Wood Mourning Necklace