A lovely strand of natural near white Hetian jade beads interspersed with Chinese blue and white porcelain beads necklace. The finely polished jade beads are a pure and translucent off white color. The porcelain beads are snow white with hand-painted (under glaze) deep cobalt Asian designs and patterns.
The original hook slide bar clasp with scored detailing is sterling silver and marked, “SILVER”. The round beads are strung on multi-strand silk thread and are individually hand knotted. Purchased it in a high end Hong Kong jewelry store in the 1970's.
Measures 21 inches long. The jade beads are 7mm and the porcelain beads are 12mm.
The necklace is in excellent condition with no chips or fractures to the beads. Clasp works perfectly. This jade necklace is not dyed and is genuine Chinese Nephrite.
A gorgeous necklace to wear or display.