All pictures are part of the description. This necklace is a marvelous necklace composed of Art Deco Rose Quartz pieces. Both, the Shou beads and the deep carved piece of Rose Quartz pendant, were carved by Chinese artisans over a hundred years ago. They were used later as pieces of adornment, in the Art Deco times of the 1920s.I selected and matched, as well as I could, sections of a much longer necklace (that was damaged) and put it together with the Chinese filigree set Carved Rose Quartz pendant. The result is this enchanting necklace, accented gracefully with small rock crystal faceted beads which were original to the Art Deco necklace. The links and chain and the faded Gilt filigree setting of the pendant are all sterling silver. There are no marks and they acid tested positive for sterling silver. Length of the necklace only with Shou beads is 18.
Some of the Shou beads have natural internal cracks which are inherent in this stone and they do not affect the integrity and beauty of the necklace. The drop bead and pendant are almost 2.75 long. Measurements of the pendant are: 41 mm x 30 mm x 10 mm high above the skin. Condition is beautiful, clean, with a charming patina of age.
NOTE: The carved rose quartz earrings can be found on another listing. The item "Chinese Art Deco Carved Rose Quartz Shou Beads Necklace with Pendant Gilt Silver" is in sale since Thursday, May 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "eclectique4you" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia.