18K Gold Seven Large Persian Turquoise Beads on Chain

This 120 carat one of a kind beaded necklace is an homage to natural wonder. We are taken to another place, another time; the Persian Empire and bazaars along the Silk Road, where the Turquoise gemstone has been mined since 4,000 BCE.   These stones are kaleidoscopic.  Mineral inclusions in these Persian Turquoise beads create the complexity of their body; colors trailing across their finely polished surface enchants us. A timeless symbol of prosperity, these rounded turquoise beads are linked together by hand on 18K gold wire. The beaded section measures 7 ¼” in length with 18K baroque trace figaro chain on each end making the total length 18 inches and is finished with a handmade hook and eye.  Each bead showcases the natural beauty of Persian Turquoise and measures between 7/8 ” x ½” to  ⅝” x 7/16”.   This necklace could be a vintage find from the 70’s or a relic from the 6th century.