TRUE Imperial Green A Grade Jadeite Jade Necklace 14k

From a Private Estate

Completely NATURAL Untreated

True Imperial Jadeite Jade

Bead Necklace

Late 1960s to Early 1970s Era

(beads possibly earlier)

Heavy Solid Marked 14k Clasp

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This is a vintage strand from an estate which includes

fine natural untreated jadeite pieces from

two generations of American involvement in

Southeast Asia:

WWII China-Burma-India, and later in Vietnam.

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Beads - 8mm

Strand length with clasp 23"

(please note - the beads are strung Asian style, side by side without knots.

This is a generous length of beads

which could easily be restrung longer with knots

or made into a choker plus bracelet)

The necklace appears to have been restrung

within the past decade

and is sturdy, fresh, clean, and wearable.

The clasp is massive and heavy , marked 14k.

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The beads themselves have the

approximately 2 mm holes,

fully polished internally ,

which are characteristic of beads which were used for

Buddhist prayer beads.

The do appear to be of relatively modern manufacture,

and I believe the beads themselves to date to the 1960s.

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