E & M PerezEllen and Michael Perez

Pre-Columbian Greenstone and Jade Necklace w Silver Beads

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pre 1492: Item # 1391516

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ecklace is comprised of greenstone beads, some jade, with a jade pendant carved in shape of frog. The silver beads are not pre-columbian, but vintage or antique. Necklace measures 18 1/2" long, with pendant 1 1/2" long. Beads include barrel shapes, round, flattened round discs, and irregular stone nuggets. The beads vary in color, all with some green, most with some brown or yellowish matrix. Clasp is S hook, unmarked, so is likely silver plate. Restrung within last 10 years on braided metal cord. Nice combination of various shapes of pre-columbian beads with round silver beads, and a very fine jade pendant. Most likely Mexico in origin, possibly west Mexico, where stone carving was plentiful, with greenstones commonly utilized in figures and in beadwork. Please see all photos for close up views of the pendant and most of the stones. Shipping via USPS priority mail with insurance.