One of the most beautiful necklaces I've ever had the pleasure of owning (and wearing). Made entirely of tiny seed pearls and faceted graduated citrine oval stones. According to Margaret Flower's "Victorian Jewellery," this is an Indian-work necklace dating to 1885. The glowing citrine stones are exquisite. And the seed pearls are as rare as you can get. The design is fabulous. The necklace will fit a slim neck, as it measures only 14 1/4" long. Everything is in wonderful condition. There is one 3/4" section between the two larger seed pearls (near the end) where there are only two rows of seed pearls instead of 3. The citrines range in size from 8X10 mm (2 1/2) carats to 12X16 mm (about 6 carats). I would guess that there is a total of over 60 carats in citrines ... and about 4 strands of seed pearls. The barrel lock tests for 14K gold and is very sturdy and secure. This necklace was undoubtedly made for the British market ... and most likely for a very wealthy young woman.