Hello! I am not a jewelry collector of any merit, but I do antique and collect all things of beauty. I have had this necklace for years. I picked it up long ago, and I occasionally wear it.
I have an Idea to use some of these beads in another piece of jewelry, I am not sure it is a good idea to break up the necklace though, it seems like it’s one of a kind and I would probably feel guilty.
I guess my main question is does this necklace have any historic or artistic importance?
Dispute rigorous searching, I can’t find any beads online that look exactly like the large beads on this necklace. They are very heavy compared to the bench beads, and the gold is tested at 14k or better. The craftsmanship is beautiful. I have seen some beads in the same shape with stripes, but nothing like this.
The large barrel beads are approx. 1.75" long and about a half an inch thick. The only markings are “sterling” on the cones
Have you guys seen this artist? Can you guess a date on it?
Just going to do my due diligence before i unstring it… I won’t if there’s any reason I shouldn’t.