Multi-Strand Green Jade, Aventurine & Brass Necklace

SKU: 1950
£450.00Price
    • Multi strand necklace in subtle, soft celadon green colours;
    • Four strands of Burma jadeite (3.5 mm);
    • Three strands of aventurine beads (3 mm);
    • The four jade strands have brass Heishi rings interspersed in the central part of the necklace. These Heishi rings (3 mm) are handmade in Ethiopia.
    • Two rare, vintage, handmade 18 ct gold on silver on hardened resin beads, (6.5 mm) made in Afghanistan.
    • 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; this handiwork and the yellow gold colour give the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems;
    • Vermeil toggle;
    • Length 46 cm (18")
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