William Spratling is legendary for his designs in silver and for quality in the production of those designs. Today we have an early phase 1 hallmark on his amethyst casa belles necklace. The weight is a hefty 102 grams and displays 18 links and 3 amethyst drops each at 1.5 inches long. It is a comfortable 17 inches in wearable length and it lays beautifully without tipping or rolling over on the neck. There are double casa belles on 6 links around the amethyst drops leaving a well balanced presence. It bears a lovely patina and is correctly hallmarked as shown with the g in the oval of Spratling rubbed off where it hits the neckline. No chips or cracks to the stones and no damage to the silver. The closure in the back is Spratling's signature turtle back hook. Please feel free to call with questions or to discuss this rare treasure. This item is consigned. A great look on and can wear with anything, just LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!