The day is fast approaching when women will wish they had to foresight
to collect vintage wood bead necklaces. Not every wood bead necklace,
but those composed of unique vintage beads from various types of wood
from around the world. They are fast becoming hard to find but many
people just dont know anything about old wood beads.
I have always loved carved wood jewelry from around the world. It is something I learned to love in the 1970s and have collected ever since.
This striking tropical hard wood necklace is a very unique design that was made in Costa Rica in the 1980s. This dramatic handmade necklace is a very rare design. I doubt you will ever see another one like it! It is a design that is no longer being made. If you are not familiar with Costa Rican tropical hard wood jewelry, get to know it! It is the most beautiful and unique tropical hardwood jewelry made anywhere in the world, and it is not easy to get.
The necklace is two draped tiers of large hand carved leaves and berries. Look at the backs of the leaves and you can see the knife marks. The berries are stained with natural pigments in a wide range of soft colors that have the look of marble. The colors are earth green, blue, honey, brown, dark brown, purple, and pink.
There are 8 leaves on the necklace each 2" long x 1 1/4" wide. The berries range in size from 3/8" to 5/8" wide. When clasped, the shortest strand is 24" long and the longest is 28". The entire necklace is in pristine like new condition and has never been worn. The wood is clean and vibrant with no damage or imperfections. Marks that look like scratches are just the natural grain of the wood.
This necklace is from my private collection of unique carved wood jewelry.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.