Knotted Gemstone and Pearl Beaded Necklace
Silk hand knotted necklaces are so comfortable to wear! Silvery grey pearls and fall color gemstones of amethyst, garnet, pyrite, citrine and black spinel are knotted on beige silk cord with accents of gold filled beads and sterling silver nuggets.
The pearl and gem strands connect to a twisted sterling silver ring that dangles a beautiful, faceted honey beer quartz briolette, coiled and wire wrapped in oxidized sterling silver. The briolette measures 17mm x 15mm.
The necklace closes with a sterling silver small S clasp with sterling silver extender chain to make it very easy to put on and take off while staying securely closed. See the last two pics, showing how you open the S clasp by pushing one end "up" to slip into the chain and then gently flattening back to the center. This is easy to do, the sterling is constructed so as to easily do this. Easier that fussing with a small ring or lobster clasp with big fingers.
The necklace measures 18 to 20 inches long with the extender chain. The center ends of the silk are finished with silver French wire, protecting is securely to the twisted sterling center ring.
The larger faceted yellow stones toward the front of the necklace are vintage jet beads.