Vintage Gilded Silver Traditional Beaded Necklace with Heart Pendant from Mauritania - Rita Okrent Collection (NE323)
Mauritanian traditional wedding necklace with gold-washed granulated silver beads, and gold washed bead caps, with heart-shaped focal pendant.
Faceted blue glass accent beads with matched bead caps.
Estimated circa 1980's or later.
These beads have fine detailed silver work using traditional methods for granulation on these vintage beads
Could be used its many exquisite handmade beads or restrung with a Rita Okrent handmade gold-washed clasp!
Oval beads measure 15mm hole to hole. Round beads measure 8-9mm diameter. Focal pendant measures 1.5 inches across.
Spacer beads measure 5-6mm diameter.
Necklace measures 21 inches. Weighs 54 grams.
Necklace Item 323