An antique necklace of deliciously glossy, brick red amber beads. Red amber is rare and so luxurious. These graduated oval beads are strung on red silk and alternate with small, round amber spacer beads. This wonderful piece is finished with a modern, 14k yellow gold toggle clasp. Circa 1910.
Amber is petrified tree resin. Its color is determined by the conditions in which the amber petrified, whether in cold, heat, underground or in water, as well as the tree the resin originated from. Cultures from all over the world have associated amber with spirits of the natural world and The Sun.
Details.....Necklace is 30" long. The largest bead measures 36.2mm by 21.6mm, the smallest is 10.8mm by 7.1mm. You should always expect some wear on your antique and vintage jewels, we consider it part of their charm.