Rhodochrosite Beaded Necklace with Silver Rondelle Pendant
Distinctive necklace consisting of sixty five natural rhodochrosite beads attached to a 19th century silver pendant, with a silver clasp.
The beads, 20th century, the pendant, Dutch 19th century.
28 in. (71.1 cm.) long, the pendant, 1 ¼ in. (3.2 cm.) diam.
Found in Russia, rhodochrosite is a semi translucent rose pink and cherry red stone that was historically, and still is today carved into bowls, figures, objets de vertu, and en cabochon. As round beads, Its striations produce a cocentrically banded effect as seen here.
Creation Date: 1990-1999
Materials: Rhodochrosite, Silver
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Reference Number: MEBR!