BLACK JADE AND OPAL NECKLACE AND PAIR OF EARCLIPS, TIFFANY & CO.
The necklace composed of overlapping disk-shaped black jade beads inlaid with circular opal motifs, length 18 inches, signed T&Co.; together with a pair of matching earclips, one signed T&Co., one fitted with post. With signed pouch.
In good overall condition, with some light surface scratches to the black jade, and the earclips with some discoloration to the mountings, not noticeable when worn. The necklace stamped 18K; the earclips stamped 18KT. The post on one of the two earclips has been broken off and may benefit from the attention of a jeweler.
EARCLIPS: The black jade with one chipped area at the top of one earclip, visible under close inspection. The outer edge of the opal on the other earclip is slightly chipped, the other with a fracture bisecting the stone, not noticeable when worn. Diameter approximately ⅞ inch.
NECKLACE: The black jade is in good condition, one bead with one small nick. The opal on two of the beads with small chips on the outside edge. The opals are predominantly blue with orange and green play-of-color. Necklace beads are strung on wire which is slightly bent out of line; may benefit from being restrung. Necklace clasp closes securely. Width approximately ⅝ inch.
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