Vintage 1970's Black Onyx Bead Long Torsade Necklace Carved Angel Skin Coral and Freshwater Pearls.
This is a gorgeous piece comprised of small polished black onyx beads strung into a long twisted rope or torsade type necklace.....embellished with a large barrel shaped carved angle skin coral bead....flanked with fresh water pearls on either side and a single section of fresh water pearls as well. The focal point is of course the carved angle skin coral barrel shaped bead (pretty shade of blush with variegated peach)..... which displays a Chinese symbol (longevity?) with a small animal wrapped within. Necklace beads are in a compact twisted fashion and the barrel shape carved coral focal piece can be worn in your desired position. Tiny gold filled spacer beads between the black onyx beads and the fresh water pearls. Necklace is without clasp and simply slips over your head.
Necklace is unsigned.
Necklace measures 31 inches long by 1/2 inch wide collectively. Black onyx beads measure 4-1/2 millimeters in size. Large angle skin coral barrel bead measures just slightly under 1 inch long by 5/8 inch wide.
Excellent vintage condition. Striking!