This is a pretty set of vintage Carnelian Agate beads - which form a necklace.
The necklace is 24 inches in total length (61cm). There are a total of 51 round polished agate beads on the string - and all of them are in excellent, damage free condition.
Unpacked they weigh: 98 grams.
They are a nice old set - and came to me with the Venetian millefiori glass ones in my store - so I am dating these to around the 1940s - 1950s.
They have a bit of age to them.
They go comfortably over your head - so no need to use the catch - but if you wish to open the catch - it is just fine. There is a silver coloured hook and ring fastening, as photographed.
These ones have a range of lovely subtle colours. These shades range from a burnt orange shade towards the bottom and changing to amber / warm orange colours nearer the top - with some much paler ones included. There are tiny clear glass bead spacers in between each old Carnelian agate stone. Each bead has natural striations in the stones - they look a little like they are made of amber - but they are most definitely good quality vintage Carnelian stones.
A lovely set - on offer at a very fair price.