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C 1900 Chinese Turquoise Graduated Beads Necklace

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Strands: Jewels: Pre 1910: Item # 1132648
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Baltimore, MD 21212

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Beautiful long necklace of 98 antique Chinese turquoise beads which graduate from 6mm to 11mm in diameter. Circa 1900. These are prayer beads. The original intricately braided cord that they were strung on was very weak and I have had them professionally restrung, hand knotted on Chinese braided cord in dark brown which matches the matrix in the beads. Circa 1900. The beads have fabulous variegated aqua and green aged color and chocolate/black matrix. Continuous strand but it can be worn doubled as shown with a necklace extender which I will include. 32 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. One bead has a tiny loss exposing some of the matrix, pictured but not noticeable when worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.