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Black Jade Necklace by Gump's with Moss on Snow Focal Point Bead

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With all due respect to pearls, rubies, emeralds and gold, nothing compares to the below-room-temperature weighty luxury of an extremely fine and rare strand of large jade beads around your neck. What you see here is a genuine treasure; the kind of necklace that if you own it, you never let it go. They stay in families, passing from mother to daughter to daughter. But after searching for years in vain, on one ordinary Thursday, I found it: a unicorn juggling on a tree stump, also known as an elusive, authentic Mid-Century Gump's black jade necklace. This dense, heavy and immaculate treasure is composed of sizeable 13 mm extremely fine-grained, high-quality nephrite jade, these precious beads are polished to a Bosendorfer grand piano finish, still on their original black silk cord with knots in between each bead. And as a focal point: a hand-carved 15.5 mm moss-on-snow (emerald green on opaque white) jadeite jade bead. Around back is the legendary Gump's signature clasp in 14K yellow gold along with their hallmark. It is an 18" necklace but the beads are large so it wears more like 17." It weighs 113 grams. It was designed to settle high upon the collar bones, not droop low. It is in impeccable condition. Gump's created many black nephrite beaded necklaces but this one with the featured jadeite bead is special—and rare. I've only seen one other. There is no more Gump's, the legendary San Francisco store world-famous for their superb natural jade treasures. Needless to say, this natural and untreated nephrite jade necklace is the essence of timeless elegance.

Details

  • Creator
    Gump's San Francisco
  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
    Unknown
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1977
  • Condition Details
    The necklace is in beautiful condition on its original string. No damage to report.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    D 17 in.D 431.8 mm
  • Length
    17 in. (431.8 mm)
  • Weight
    113 g
  • Seller Location
    Southbury, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU158916834431
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