Subject:Stone barrel-bead necklace identification help.
Posted By: tzkand Fri, Feb 09, 2018 IP: 18.104.22.168
First off, what an amazing forum. I just spent too many hours going through the archives. I can't believe I have never seen it before. Thanks to all who share their knowledge.
I am seeking opinions as to what these stones might be. I originally thought jade, but the more I looked into it, I don't think so. This necklace was passed down in the family and was part of a large collection including Baltic amber, coral, and other unidentified pieces. The necklace is thought to be acquired in the 60's or 70's. I tested each bead for opacity and they are all opaque. Not the slightest bit of translucence. The reason I am posting it here is that the clasp has an Asian character on it. I thank you in advance for sharing your expertise.