This is a pretty set of vintage Carnelian Agate beads - which form a necklace.
The necklace is 23 inches in total length (58cm). There are a total of 49 oval and round-shaped agate beads on the string - and all of them are in excellent damage free condition.
Unpacked they weigh: 90 grams.
They are a nice old set - and came to me with the Venetian 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. It is a ring and eye fastening made of brass, as photographed.
Lovely subtle amber / warm orange colours on these Carnelian agates - with 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.