Amazing color, fine quality large lapis lazuli beads necklace C. 1960's.
This necklace is standing above other lapis lazuli necklaces
because it has several great qualities in one piece.
The beads strike with deep blue color with minor inclusions.
Secondly the beads are large and the necklace is long.
Mostly round and elongated shape they are hand cut and high polished,
and range from 11/16" to 3/16".
There are smaller square beads as spacers.
14K gold rondelle spacers are alternating with lapis beads.
The whole necklace is 29" long and heavy 108 grams.
14K patented clasp is also remarkable. It is stamped PAT No 3350753
helping dating the necklace to 1960's.
The clasp is very convenient to lock and unlock.
Gold purity of the necklace is not hallmarked, tested 14K.
Excellent vintage condition.
The thread in the necklace is slightly stretched.
Jewelry box is shown for display only.
Vtg 60’s 14K Large High Quality Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace 29”