Vintage Chinese Porcelain Flower beads,Vintage Red Chalcedony Semiprecious stone beads,Chinese Hand Carved Black onyx ,Buffalo Horn
Cherry red semiprecious chalcedony stone beads in graduated 10mm,12mm and 14mm substantial sizes ( there are 25mm to the inch ) are the main component of this elegant approximately 30" long asymmetrical hand knotted vintage bead necklace. The necklace has been knotted on red silk cord which I have dyed to match the red chalcedony.
Vintage Chinese hand painted white porcelain beads in two different sizes - 14mm rounds and two extraordinary 1 3/8" long oval beads showcase flowers in the same shade of red as the chalcedony as well as deep blue and pink.
Vintage black onyx in both an abacus and a faceted oval introduce two other shapes to this asymmetrical necklace. We had both of these beads custom cut for us in Hong Kong during the 1980s for a necklace I had designed for the Smithsonian's mail order catalog and museum shop.
Finally, vintage red buffalo horn beads add another unusual component in this long Asian inspired necklace.
This necklace will arrive in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk brocade purse all ready for gift giving.
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