necklace vintage malachite as follows:
* sourced in the South of France (provenance unknown assumed French)
* series of malachite graduated oval beads spacer with gold tone wire circle sunbursts
* beautiful dark green beads with interesting layers and marks
* age unknown - moderate to heavy patina on the metal suggests some age - 1940s?
* heavy, cold to touch and dense material with beautiful quality
* beads are in overall good condition considering likely age - one of the beads is chipped at the base
* screw clasp - possibly not original as has more modern green beads either side?
* measurements: full length 51cm (20")
* weight: 72g
Beautiful and unusual malachite necklace with a genuine sense of age and antique style. Overall condition is good considering likely age - the metal is moderately to heavily patinated and the beads are in very good condition (apart from one with a chip on the base). Interesting marks, layers and colours - you can see small deposits of crystals in the chipped section of the bead. Nice quality - possibly dates back to the 1940s?
Originally used by ancient civilisations in Egypt, Greece and Rome - comes from the Greek name 'malache' which means mallow from the mallow leaf of the same hue. Used in cosmetics and as a protection stone. (source Antique Jewelery University).
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