This vintage choker necklace was made in Southeast Asia in the 1980s, likely influenced by the resurgence of Bollywood style. The necklace is made with eight faceted rubies from India, each set into linked sterling silver bezels. Indian rubies can come in various hues of red and various clarity; the rubies in this necklace have a pinkish-red appearance and are opaque versus transparent. The silverwork includes raised and flattened dots around each bezel. The bezel sizes vary slightly, each made to fit the rubies, and those are all more or less the same size yet not exact. Functioning spring ring clasp has a faint 925 mark for sterling silver. There is something slightly rustic about the piece--maybe it is that dusty rose color of the gemstone, or the fact that the silverwork is more primitive versus refined. In any case, it is an unusual and beautiful piece.
The piece measures just about 14" in length, although the section of linked bezels is closer to 8" long. There is an extra "tail" of silver chain, but we know this is truly meant to be worn as a choker because even with the extra length of chain, it is at tops 14" long. Each bezel is about 3/4' wide by 1/2" tall. Total weight is 37g.
One-of-a-kind rustic beauty.
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