Three Strand Ancient Carnelian and Turquoise Necklace with Center Cross Motif Etched Carnelian
Carnelian, Turquoise, 20k gold
The necklace is 21 5/8 inches (55 cm) in length. The necklace weighs 50 gm.
A three strand necklace of tabular carnelian beads spaced with turquoise disc beads which feed into a pair of gold beads facing a larger etched carnelian tabular bead with a figure of a cross in the center. There are short radiating white lines that go all around the outside edge; there is an identical image on the back side of the bead. The center bead is 2 cm in diameter and 6.9 mm in thickness. The drill hole diameter is 1.5 mm. The cross in the center is 7.5 mm across. The tabular carnelian beads graduate in size. The hole diameters are 1.5 mm. The smallest tabular carnelian beads are 6.2 mm in diameter and 2.8 mm in thickness. The turquoise disc beads are 3mm in diameter. The two gold beads that face the center bead are 5 mm in length and 4.5 mm in width. The gold beads, the beading tips and hook and eye clasp are all 20k gold.