Ancient Lapis and Carnelian with Gold Tubes and Carnelian Pendant
Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, 20k gold
The necklace is 20 7/8 inches (53 cm) in length. The necklace weighs 20.9 gm.
A necklace of twelve gold cylinder beads each faced with a cylinder bead of lapis lazuli, alternating with twelve carnelian barrel beads faced with granulated gold beads and bordered on either side with another short carnelian bead faced with a granulated ring bead. There are fifty-two granulated ring beads in total. A carnelian drop pendant is at the center of the necklace. A set of gold beading tips and a hook and eye clasp complete the necklace. The gold is 20k. The carnelian drop is 1 cm in height. It is 4.5 mm wide and the drill hole diameter is 2 mm. The carnelian barrel beads range in length from 8mm to 5 mm. The width at the center is 4mm – 3 mm. The drill hole diameters are 2 mm. The smaller facing beads of carnelian are 4.5 mm in diameter – 3 mm. The length is 2.3 mm – 2 mm. The lapis tubes are 7 mm – 4 mm in length. They range from 3.9 mm in diameter to 3 mm. The drill holes are 2.3 mm in diameter. The gold tubes are 1 cm in length and 3 mm in diameter. The granulated ring beads graduate from 4.5 mm in diameter to 3.2 mm.