This detailed vintage 7 karat gold necklace is a must have for the woman who is a lover of "Seascapes". A beautiful genuine ocean blue turquoise medallion suspends from the Figaro style and Sea Shell links Chain. The six (6) Seashell links are wonderful two sided treasures with in-set turquoise stones. The back of the medallion has a natural mineral vein and it is solid stone. There are no cracks and chips.
This necklace dates back to the late 1960's to the first half of the 1970's when all sorts of chains were worn in abundance. The chain is 24 inches long and it securely holds the two inches long medallion for a total length of 26 inches. The medallion alone is 43 millimeters round and 6mm thick. The turquoise is set in a detailed 7 karat gold electronically tested whimsical frame. The frame features high relief Sea Horses, Star Fish, and various shaped Sea Shells. The front of the medallion is creatively accented with two larger Seashells (11 mm and 13 mm) and three (3) Star Fish accented with gemstones. The small one has turquoise, garnet for the next size, and the largest coral. The total weight of this necklace is 14 Dwt or 21.77 grams
This necklace is easy to wear just slip it on or use the convenient jump ring closure. It is not too heavy either and the turquoise is cool to the touch. This gemstone is perfect to wear on a hot summer day or in the winter when you are wishing for the summer to return. This necklace is from a native New Orleanian animal lover whom in the mid-20th Century advocated and fought for change for the animals in the New Orleans Zoo.