Habitually referred to as “Mexican jade” the green stone beads in this early Deco necklace are in fact dyed calcite. They are alternated with hand-made sterling beads to form a classy, timelessly elegant choker that, in our case, is also generous enough in length. I love the color variation in the striations of the stone and the tell-tale signs of the silversmith’s hand as he worked the silver beads. All strung on metal chain (it could be silver but I don’t have enough space to properly test), all of the same diameter more or less, all in excellent condition…
Size/Weight: 17 1/8″ long (wearable; once clasped, it becomes a little roomier approx. 17 5/8″); diameter of silver beads 1/2″; diameter of stone beads slightly bigger or similar; 82.8 grams
Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “SILVER MEXICO”; 1920s-30s
Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful color variation and striations in the dyed calcite, great patina in the silver beads, very good length and no damage or repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!