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AMAZING 18kt yg, Lapis Necklace

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AMAZING 18kt yg, Lapis Necklace

Measurements: TOTAL WEIGHT including lapis: 3 oz. (85 grams) - PENDANT: 3" x 3" with 1/2" ring and bale - NECKLACE: 29"

I am dating this AMAZING necklace to the 1960's-1970's when the original owner was traveling the world as an actress with a touring company.

All of the gold is marked as 18kt.

The highly detailed and very three dimensional pendant design is of a pharoah, four hieroglyphic tablets, winged solar disc, sceptres, ankh, and "ba" or the symbols of the dead pharoah. I believe that the two birds between the short tablets are symbols for the Upper and Lower Nile.

The lapis is undyed, showing lovely flecks of gold and silver. In the context of the pendant design, the lapis is meant to represent the starry night sky.

No damages or repairs.

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