Gorgeous vintage bead necklace comprised of faceted rock crystal and chrome diopside beads. There are 162 rock crystal beads and 108 green chrome diopside beads. These are natural genuine rock crystal and chrome diopside beads so there are very slight variations in shape and size. The clear beads appear rounder in shape and the chrome diopside appear more flat in shape. The beads appear to be excellent with the naked eye but I assume there must be some slight abrasions to some of the beads due to age. Again, if true, it does not detract from this divine necklace.
The clasp is a tubular press hinge clasp in yellow 18kt gold. It is marked 18kt and works very well. It measures about 18mm long. The bead width measures about 4.5mm. This lovely necklace has a very feminine delicate quality to it. It measures 32.25 inches long and could be doubled up if you have a very slim neck. It is very nice to the touch and feels quite smooth when you run your hands over the strand. It does not feel rough.
Please study the pics and keep measurements in mind so you are mindful of how delicate the beads are. I believe this is a 1980-1990 era necklace. Layaway is available.
18kt Rock Crystal and Chrome Diopside Bead Necklace