Ancient Crystal Beads and Lapis Lazuli with Center Crystal Pendant
Rock Crystal, Lapis Lazuli, Silver
The necklace is 17 ¾ inches (45.2 cm) in length. The necklace weighs 51.8 grams.
A necklace of forty-eight lapis lazuli beads and fifteen rock crystal (quartz) beads , one of which is pendant at the center-point of the necklace. The pendant is 2.15cm in height, 1.5cm in width and 7.5mm in thickness. The drill hole diameter is 2mm. The next pair back are round beads, 9mm in length, 1.1cm in width and with drill holes of 2.5mm. The next pair of barrel-shaped beads are 1.5cm in length, 1 cm in width and with a drill hole diameter of 1.5mm. The lapis lazuli beads are roughly spherical shapes with some being disc shaped. The largest are 6mm in length, 9mm in width and with hole diameters of 2mm. Although the shapes are somewhat irregular, by placing a slightly larger bead in the center of each of the three bead modules, a kind of regularity can be achieved.