I have many vintage wood bead necklaces that I wear and this is one of my all time favorites! I have worn this necklace several times and I have owned it since the late 1970s.
The wood beads are large oval tubes finished with old brass ball beads. The 16 medium brown and dark brown wood beads are 1 1/4" long x 1/2" wide and are looped onto a braided black silk cotton cord that is 1/4" wide. This necklace really looks great on because is it very unique and unusual. The necklace is finished with Japanned chain and a copper lobster clasp.
It can be hooked anywhere between 17 1/2" and 18 1/2" long. All of the wood beads are in perfect glossy condition with no chips or flaws. The black silk cotton cord is slight faded from age and the brass beads have an old patina. The necklace is perfectly clean and has been well cared for.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.