This is a very unique vintage ethnic necklace that was made in India in the 1970s. I have owned this necklace since it was new and it has always been a necklace I've treated with great care; knowing I would probably never find one like it ever again.
The necklace is a fascinating layered medallion style with three large triple medallions. The medallions are not flat; they are slightly domed and were hand hammered. There are 3 different metals on each medallion; copper, brass, and nickel. Each medallion has hand stamped motifs of flowers and leaves. The large black beads are ebony wood with brass accents. These beads were very skillfully made as the brass bands are recessed into the wood beads. Smaller brass crimp beads and ebony wood beads make up the rest of the necklace.
When clasped, the necklace is 24" or 61 cm long. The medallions are : 2 1/4" and 2" and 1 1/2" wide, or 58 mm and 51 mm and 40 mm. The necklace has the original old hand made hook. The entire necklace is pristine clean and professionally polished with no scratches, dings, or dents. There are some light signs of wear on the backs of the big brass medallions and one that has two small rust spots that have been polished out. The necklace is not signed.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in new luxury presentation necklace box.