Vintage 1970's Chinese Turquoise Lapis Bead Opera Length Sterling Necklace.
This good looking piece is comprised of older Chinese turquoise nuggets......in that fabulous shade of aqua....strung into sections of three alternating with sections of larger size round polished lapis beads and interspersed with sterling spacer beads. Love the color combination of both of these gorgeous stones coming together. Great longer (opera) length necklace is a combination of hand knotted (between the lapis beads) and simply strung. Sterling silver spring clasp and findings.
Necklace is stamped Sterling on the clasp.
Necklace measures 30-1/2 inches long.
Turquoise nuggets vary in size a bit and measure 1/2 inches (12.5mm) to 5/8 inches (15.5mm) long by 3/8 inches (9.25mm) to 1/2 inches (12.5mm) wide. Lapis beads measure 9mm in size.
Excellent vintage condition. Great!