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2 Long Vintage Silver Chains with Faux Pearl Accents
I give up -- these necklaces are impossible to photograph! As you may be able to tell from my pitiful best efforts, the chains are very long, slender and supple, interspersed with beaded sections featuring faux pearls (33 total) and small silvery spacers. The longest chain measures 30.5 inches and its companion nestles just inside that length, at 29 inches. The necklaces have clasps, but you won't need them, since they'll slip easily over your head. Besides offering that convenience, they drape beautifully and will go with anything.

They're marked only with the word "Korea" -- no reference to North or South -- so they could date from before the partition. Asian jewelry is outside my specialization, so I don't know the hallmarking conventions in that part of the world. There's no indication of metal content, either, but so much tarnish was on these that I gave them a light polish and they responded like silver. At the very least, they're silver-plated -- and we've priced them as such, not as sterling. Price-wise, we're also assuming 1960s for dating, although they may have been made in the 1940s or even earlier. Their provenance is a New England estate.

Again, my apologies for these pathetic images. If you'd like to see the pictures in a larger version, please e-mail. Thanks for looking!


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