This necklace is massive. The quality of the beads and stones are exceptional. It measures 23.5 end to end. The largest stones are about 1.25 to 1.5″ and the taper down to 1″ on the ends which is still very large. Not sure the origin of these beads and where/when this was assembled. The stamp work on the beads is very distinct that it might give a clue. Here is some information about the stone Gaspeite. Gaspeite is considered to be one of the newer gemstones on the market. It was named after the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec, Canada; the location of where it was first described and discovered in 1977. The discovery of gaspeite is credited to renowned American mineralogists, D. Gaspeite is an extremely rare nickel carbonate mineral, which belongs to the calcite group of minerals. Initially, it was discarded as a worthless byproduct of nickel sulfide mining. Most gem-quality specimens available today are sourced from Western Australia or New Mexico, USA. Gaspeite is typically pale green to bright apple-green in color, often accompanied by brownish veins of rock that run through the material at various depths. Gaspeite has recently become very popular among gem and mineral collectors, mostly credited to its rarity and its slight similarity in appearance to rare green turquoise. We have thousands of jewelry items listed and new items are being added every week. Please visit, subscribe and follow so you don’t miss the unique stuff we offer. We do a thorough job at checking items for defect and listing major defects accordingly. In case we may miss something, high quality, hi-res photos are posted for your convenience. Please see photos, zoom in, and ask questions. We answer all questions within 24 hours if not sooner. We have an impeccable feedback record over 10+ years. The item “Vtg Massive 372g Chunky GASPEITE & Sterling Silver Tribal Necklace Man or Woman” is in sale since Monday, November 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Other Vintage Ethnic Jewelry”. The seller is “themodernistexchange” and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Main Stone: Gaspeite
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Jewelry Type: Necklace, Pendant