This unique and very lovely vintage hand carved Chalcedony necklace was made in Mexico in the 1970s. My grandmother bought it in Mexico in 1972 along with a fabulous huge oval coffee table. Unfortunately, when she passed away, I managed to get the necklace but not the coffee table. You don't see necklaces from Mexico made like this anymore. The Chalcedony (also called Mexican Onyx) is superb quality with opalescent character.
The 9 large barrel or melon beads have carved ribs. These beads are cream color with white and tan canes. The rest of the beads on the necklace are opalescent white with white canes, squatty round in shape. Some are carved plain and every other bead is ribbed, or flowerette beads. All of the beads are spaced with silver plated metal ball beads.
When clasped, the necklace is 20" or 51 cm long. The large melon beads are 3/4" or 19 mm long. The necklace is not heavy to wear. The entire necklace is in pristine clean like new condition with no imperfections or flaws. There are no cracked, chipped, or scratched beads. All of the silver-plated beads are excellent and like new as well. The necklace is not signed.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation necklace box.