This is an amazing and beautiful vintage artisan style statement necklace using large grey onyx beads and small tubular bone beads. Starting at the top, there is a simple hook closure and 16 sterling round beads. A sterling cone caps a section of several threads of small tubular bone beads, with 8 threads of bone beads on each side. Another sterling cap finishes off this section and then there are 2 light grey onyx beads with 1 bone disk bead in between. Another longer section of small tubular bone beads comes next with 2 sterling caps on either end. The bottom finishes with 2 darker grey small round onyx beads and 3 bone disks. Finally there is a very large oval shaped grey onyx bead at the center, measuring about 1-3/4" long by 1-1/4" high. The smaller grey onyx beads measure approximately 7/8" across and the cream colored disks beads measure about 1 inch across. This necklace measures approximately 28 inches and will slip easily over your head.
I have some history on this necklace. I purchased it from an antique shop a few years ago. It came from an estate with a couple of amazing turquoise statement necklaces. It had its original box from Marshall Fields store in Chicago with a purchase ticket showing the date 1/29/85. On the top of the box, the owner had written 'grey onyx, silver, bone necklace, Marshall Fields'.
The necklace is in very good condition with some natural inclusions on a couple of the smaller grey beads. The sterling fixings are not marked but have tested positive for sterling. Please note that this is a heavier necklace. I have worn it before with no issues, but if you have trouble with heavier artisan necklaces, this may not work for you. I love this necklace with a long flowing dress or tunic style outfit in neutral colors, maybe some simple sterling hoops and a couple of slim native American sterling bangles.
Thank you for looking and please let me know if you have any questions.
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