DescriptionRARE GEMSTONE NECKLACE: SMITHSONITE
Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
Translucent aqua blue-green beads of Smithsonite have been painstakingly matched to create this unique necklace. Since Smithsonite does not yield much, if any, gem material, the lapidary artist took several years to gather enough rough to create this singular set of graduated rondell beads. Quite a feat considering the wide variety of colors and shades that Smithsonite comes in - gem rough represents less than 1% of total production - and the aqua blue-green is the most desirable color. This material is from Choix, Mexico - the only producing region for this unusual gem material. These hand-cut beads have a very high polish, have been individually knotted on silk cord, are accented by 14K gold beads and fastened with an 18k gold clasp. This one-of-a-kind treasure measures 21 1/2 inches in length.
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.
Condition report available upon request.
*Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.
Opens about 01/02/2018
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
Thank you for all that you did to make the auction sale of my silver and art glass consignment a tremendous success.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)