C. 1940 Vintage Red Agate and Carnelian Bead Necklace in Sterling Silver. 16"
Necklace Drop Length:
Necklace Drop Width:
2 3/8 inches
Carnelian (Color: Red, Quantity: 35, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Bead, Size: 10 mm)
Agate (Color: Red, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval Cabochon, Size: 64 mm x 51 mm)
STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
CARNELIAN: A brownish-red mineral, carnelian has been used for centuries to make engraved gems and signet rings, intaglios and especially seal rings, because hot wax does not adhere to it. Its name comes from the Latin word for cherry, since the lush red color of the carnelian so resembles the vivid red fruit.
AGATE: a variety of chalcedony, agate covers a rainbow spectrum of colors from black and gray to brown, pink, blue and yellow. Agate can be textured and exhibit a variegated layered stripe effect, which makes it a wonderful stone for carved cameos and beaded necklaces and bracelets.
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
All weights and measures are approximate. Most gemstones have been treated to enhance their natural beauty.
Ross-Simons Presentation Box Your purchase includes an elegant Ross-Simons presentation box.
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