Necklace of beautiful dark purple amethyst beads, Each bead is deep carved in a basket pattern. The beads have somewhat of a matte appearance with the ridges being polished and the grooves a matte. the beads are mostly opaque. In between each carved bead is a 5mm translucent lighter lavender amethyst bead. Slightly graduated, the carved beads range in size from 12mm to 8mm. Beautiful silver vermeil clasp with blue and purple enamel detail. 26 inches. From a dealer's estate, purchased in Hong Kong in the 1970s.