A wonderful necklace comprised of beautiful freeform blue chalcedony beads. There are a total of 27 blue chalcedony beads of 'freeform' shape and graduated in size. They have a lovely waxy lustre and they can change colour in different light conditions. The main focal bead is flanked by two antique natural green emerald beads that were sourced in Nepal. The other blue chalcedony beads are flanked by small ancient Bhaisajyaguru or Suleimani agates that were also sourced in Nepal. Blue Chalcedony beads are quite rare and they are usually only found one or two beads at a time and so a necklace might take a collector years to build.
Origin: Western Asiatic
Condition: Mostly very good with patina and weathering commensurate with age.
Age: 1000 to 2000 years old.
Colour: Light to deep blue
Length of necklace: 25 inches (approx)
Largest Blue Chalcedony: 35mm x 25mm
N.B There are one or two blue chalcedony beads (red dot second photo) that might only be antique beads (less than 500 years old). They have simply been added to complete the necklace.
Age: 100 to 300 years
Size: 21mm x 15mm (approx)
29 x small ancient Bhaisajyaguru/Suleimani agate beads
Sourced in Nepal
diameter approx 4 mm
Age: 2000 years old + or -
Plus an antique amber bead (10mm) at the clasp.
Age: 100 + years old.