Up for your consideration is this wonderful antique Islamic necklace composed of MASSIVE "cherry amber" Bakelite/Catalin beads! The beads are an EXTREMELY RARE LARGE SIZE and are spaced with old hollow handmade sterling silver beads. There are 13 Bakelite/Catalin beads which vary in size and graduate, and measure from approximately 23mm long by 34mm wide, up to approximately 37mm long by 47mm wide at the largest center bead!!! The color is a lovely dark merlot. Most of the beads have nice internal marbling as can be seen in the pictures.
Three do not and are clean internally when lit from behind. Two of the beads have so much internal marbling that they barely let light enter when illuminated.
The largest center bead has internal stardust sparkles just under the surface that I tried to show in the photos. These beads are VERY OLD and show wear such as light surface scratches and wear to the ends near the holes. Some beads have surface cracks when internally lit as is seen in the photos. The silver beads also show wear to the high areas.Overall this piece is in EXCELLENT antique condition. The beads are strung on metal wire with black cotton cord to tie as the closure. This necklace weighs an astonishing 515 grams on my digital scale, and measures approximately 22 1/4 long end to end(not including the cotton ties).
The beads are worn at the ends which is normal and to be expected with antique Bakelite/Catalin beads of this age. The holes of the beads are also worn from age.Do not miss out on this very rare opportunity! PICTURES WERE TAKEN IN BOTH NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. The item "HUGE ANTIQUE CHERRY AMBER BAKELITE CATALIN ISLAMIC BEADED NECKLACE OLD 515 GRAMS" is in sale since Sunday, January 26, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Islam\Prayer Beads". The seller is "davidvaldez33" and is located in Paia, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.