This gorgeous vintage necklace features 19 large millefiori glass beads that are slightly graduated in size with the bulk of them saucer or rondelle shaped, except for the last three beads on the ends, which are round. The piece has orange white heart beads--a type of glass trade bead that has a white-clear center--as spacers. The silver tone cap on each end, before the clasp, leads me to believe these are African beads. The origin of most trade beads, including those from Africa, can be traced back to Europe, and especially Italy, where glass beads were originally made and became a form of currency for European merchants and explorers coming into Africa and Latin America. I do not know the age of these beads; they could be older than the circa 1980s timeframe when the necklace was put together. One -bead does have a chip, and several others have inconsistencies from being all hand made. The necklace is more choker length, depending on the girth of one's neck, which makes it perfect for layering. But also it is large and would look great alone.
The necklace measures about 16" long and the largest bead is about 7/8" wide and 3/8" tall. The piece weighs a whopping 76g. An extra large lobster claw clasp is in working order and the size used to support the extra weight.
Artistry and color!
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