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Chrysoprase and Gold Long Chain Necklace


This hand-formed twisted chain with its interwoven links and intense textured patterning is punctuated by 16 bright green chrysoprase beads polished into smooth cylinders and spheres. Wear it long or double it asymmetrically to create a subtle and complex necklace for everyday elegance.

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Item #: CH-19399
Country: Italy
Circa: 1970s
Size: 40” length
Materials: 16 Cylindrical- and sphere-shaped chrysoprase beads; 18K Gold

A center of goldsmithing for millennia, Italian chain-making is legendary. Known as the art of “maglia," Italian expertise in metal fiber arts has ranged from knitted and braided gold textiles to chain mail armor.