Vintage 1920's - 1930's Chinese Export Silver Rose Quartz Bead Carved Medallion Pendant Necklace.
This is an incredible piece comprised of a double strand of polished oval and round rose quartz beads....embellished with beautiful filigree claw like bead caps, decorative spacer beads and ornate findings. The shorter of the two strands suspends a medallion set with a rose quartz disc carved in a floral design.... in a brass setting that is decorated in white and robins egg blue enamel. The medallion is most likely an older/ antique piece that was an addition to this necklace in some point in time. There is evidence of a gold vermeil or gold wash over the silver that time has faded. The brass medallion remains brighter. Ornate oval clasp closure.
Necklace is unsigned and unmarked. Tested positive for sterling. Medallion and both attachment chains are brass with a base metal plate at the back.
Necklace measures 16-1/4 inches long at the shortest strand.
The largest round beads at the front above and below the medallion measure approximately 13 millimeters (just over 1/2 inch) in size each. The oval beads near the clasp measure 12.7 millimeters (1/2 inch) long. Medallion measures 1-1/4 inches in diameter. Clasp measures 1-1/8 inches across or wide by 3/4 inch high.
Enamel and vermeil finish is slightly worn away. Vintage condition is otherwise very good. Amazing!
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