Comprising fifteen blue and smoky chalcedony beads of various forms, interspersed with fourteen carnelian spherical beads flanked by 14K gold antique spacers.
Dimensions: Length: 19.78 inches (50 cm)
Condition: restrung with 18k gold modern hoop closer, the beads are all intact and in very good condition overall, with individual wear patterns from ancient use.
Provenance: The Nourollah Elghanayan Collection of Ancient Art, assembled 1950-1970's. Nourollah Elghanayan (1915 - 2009), NYC, Iranian-born businessman started buying land in Manhattan in the 1950s and 1960s focusing on Manhattan property on Second and Third avenues. His sons turned the holdings into a booming real-estate business. Now, the family is worth $1.9 billion and has more than 20 million square feet of residential and commercial holdings to its name, split among two firms.