Jadeite and Nephrite Jade Lotus and black onyx sterling silver beaded necklace signed 22 inches 925
Lovely light green Jadeite and light Nephrite necklace. The almost white nephrite lotus flower is delicately carved with exceptional detail. The beads range in hues of white and green. The lighter beads test as nephrite where the darker ones test as Jadeite They are accented by two vase shaped jadeite beads as well as black onyx and sterling silver. The necklace has a small plate at the spring ring clasp stating 925 Italy with a hallmark that has yet to be identified to a designer. Good condition with little signs of normal wear. There is a pinch bail on top of the lotus that is a snug fit ensuring that it stays in place with the pattern on the necklace. The bead work has been hand carved and so each bead will vary in shape,color and consistency. There are two beads that sit flush with the piece at the top of the clasp where the connecting loop is that have chip/drill damage to where the opening for the bore hole are. They are slightly misshapen, rough and concave when looked at closely. The next bead nestles into that spot like it was there when the piece was created.
Acid tests positive for sterling silver. Beads have also been tested.
Gemstones tested with Presidium gemstone tester.
Necklace measures 22 inches of wearable length.
Pendant measures 1.25 inches wide and 1.1 inches tall.