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Availability: SOLD

  • Antique Victorian 15 kt gold marked Chinese pendant (3 cm x 1.5 cm) encrusted with seed pearls forming the Chinese characters of good fortune and long life
    antique etched gold beads from India

  • 2 strands of small baroque egg shaped pearls, one interspersed with 18 ct gold beads from India

  • Vintage (now rare) 18 ct gold on hardened resin beads from Afghanistan  (7.7 mm)

  • These Afghan beads (now rare) use ancient techniques. The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold. Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used. But one of their techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly. This handiwork and the yellow gold colour give the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems. Sadly, these are now rare beads. Like all antiques, the supply can cease

  • 14 kt gold clasp

  • length 49cm with 3.5cm pendant drop