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RARE Antique Victorian Old Carved Carnelian Olive Shaped Beads & Rock Crystal Rondelle Beads Necklace. Professionally Re-Threaded. Chinese Scottish Interest. Special Occasion. Present Gift.


Victorian 1837 – 1901


This Fabulous Necklace will come in a Ribbon Tied Gift Box and would make a GORGEOUS GIFT!


A beautiful antique Victorian carnelian agate beads necklace, with genuine quartz rock crystal rondelles. Made up of large olive shaped carved beads, gently graduating in size, in wonderful amber colours. The rock crystal rondelle beads have faceted edges, which really sparkle when they catch the light.


The necklace has just been professionally re-threaded, exactly as it was, using the original findings.  This is very painstaking as old agate beads are rarely drilled straight through – instead they have a hole drilled from each end into the centre, often at an angle, and these holes rarely meet well in the middle.  It was done this way because of the hardness of the stone.  The necklace was re-threaded because it was strung on the original cat-gut thread and didn’t hang nicely (please see penultimate photo taken before it was re-threaded).  The necklace fastens with the original spring ring clasp, which does look like gold but isn’t stamped.


The beads have some natural and age related imperfections, which is to be expected with old carnelian, but nothing which detracts from its immense charm – it is in lovely condition for well over 100 years old.


Everything (apart from the thread) is ALL ORIGINAL.


Measures approximately: 16.75″ or 43cm


The largest bead measures: 18.5mm


Perfect For Any Special Occasion!


In Very Good Antique Condition


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Weight 0.12 kg