This Pre-Colombian quartz bead necklace (MAJP.1002) has the largest gold nose ring of its kind we’ve ever seen! Strung on contemporary and multi-strands of wrapped steel wire with gold clasp, the previous owner must have worn it with great pride. The beads and the nose ring, a lost wax cast weighing about 2.4 oz of high karat gold, are all from the Tairona horizon of Colombia dating c.1000-1500AD. Brought into the US legally in the mid-20th Century by K. Klassen, former collector and dealer, the nose ring measures 1 7/8” from side to side and 1 ¾” from its top to the lowest edge of the bottom end disks. The disk shaped quartz beads average 3/8” in diameter and 1/8” thick, while the taper holed clear crystal quart beads average 7/16” in width and 5/16” in thickness. None of the beads show any significant signs of wear and only small surface pits and small bumps are seen on the nose ring, all of which are original casting flaws. The total length of the necklace from end to end is 22”. Another item from the HDE owner’s collection, she always wore this beauty with a smile on her face. This ready to wear necklace comes with a descriptive card for exhibiting, a map of Colombia outlining the Tairona area, and our statement on the buyer's receipt guaranteeing authenticity and legality. Select or ask any question by referring to the Trocadero Item Number at the top of this page, or to the Inventory Number shown in brackets in the first sentence above. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings and limit your browsing time, try our “TWELVE different items on a single page format” by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have up to twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as INDIAN, PRECOLUMBIAN, STONE, POT, GOLD, etc. Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photo.