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Chinese Silver Necklace Hand Chased Beads Black Onyx Clear Glass

Vintage, 1930s to 1980s


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Silver, Black
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Vintage Chinese Silver hand chased beads necklace with graduated black Onyx and clear glass beads.

Silver tests between 900 and 800, a bit shy of Sterling.

Necklace closes with the traditional ornate box clasp, which is marked "Silver".

Wearable length is 20 1/2".

Larger Black Onyx beads are 20mm (about 13/16") in diameter. Small ones are 10mm.

The Silver beads appear to be hand made and not cast. Patterns are chased (a type of engraving) and hammered from the back (Repousse).

Large Silver beads are 17mm, adorned with the Longevity symbol and floral accents.

Small barrel type ones are 10mm in diameter by 11mm long. They are adorned with bats and floral pattern.

Mellon beads are 14mm in diameter.

Overall approximate weight is 100 gram, it is a hefty necklace.

In excellent condition, dates form the 1970's at least. It has been re-strung.


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This information is intended to help you understand our sizing methods.

Please note many small measurements are in millimeters. It is a Jewelry Industry standard for accuracy.

You can download and print the Ring Sizing Chart. Make sure to follow the directions closely for best accuracy. Most rings can be sized unless otherwise noted. Cost of sizing is not included, please inquire with ring information and size required for an estimate.

Our model's hand is approximately 5" wide or 12 cm as seen in this image: 

Our Estate Jewelry measuring guide - model's hand.

We measure bracelets based on their wearable length, not the actual length. We do this because chunky bracelets will have a smaller wearable length than the actual length as the thickness of the bracelet reduces the internal measurement. If at any time you would like the actual length and is not in the description, please feel free to contact us.