Vintage Chinese Turquoise "Nugget" Bead Necklace
This lovely turquoise necklace is a vintage Chinese piece from the 1940s! The stylish design is comprised of turquoise "nugget" beads, which are hand strung and knotted on light blue thread. The natural beads have a chunky appearance and vary in size and shape, all displaying a gorgeous shades of egg shell blue and sea green colors. Dark brown veins of naturally occurring mineral webbing (known as "matrix") add a unique marbled appearance to the beads. The center beads are slightly larger than those at the ends, giving the necklace a softly graduated effect. The strands meet at a filigree push clasp in the back, although the length of the necklace allows it to slip easily on and off overhead. A very fun and colorful piece, this attractive necklace is perfect for any turquoise lover's collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures 31" long, including the clasp. The beads range in size, with the largest measuring approximately 1/2" long, and the smallest measuring about 3/8" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to any of the turquoise beads. The clasp fastens securely, and the stringing remains in good condition.