Graceful, Double Strand Necklace of Turquoise Slices & Gold

SKU: 1965
    • Double strand necklace of good quality turquoise slices;
    • One strand, the larger beads, are approximately 25 mm x 32 mm x 5.2 mm deep;
    • Second strand, the smaller slices, are approximately (13.5 mm x 13.3 mm x 4.7 mm deep);
    • Interspersed between the slices are vintage, traditional gold on silver on hardened resin beads (7.5 mm), made in Afghanistan; I have been using these Afghanistan crafted gold beads for a very long time; But they are now rare beads and more costly than ever, if found;
    • The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold; Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used. But one of their techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly; These etched and gadrooned beads are their creations;
    • Vermeil toggle clasp are used; Toggle clasps are easy to use and secure; My silver name label is attached at the clasp;
    • Length 41 cm