This vintage 1960’s sautoir necklace with genuine tiger’s eye cabochons and yellow gold beads is crafted in solid 18K yellow gold and weighs approx.119.3 grams. This captivating sautoir necklace incorporated 38 global shaped tiger’s eye cabochons of enchanting brown and beige color, manifesting the quintessential characteristic of tiger’s eye which is chatoyance.* The alluring cabochons are complemented by 18 yellow gold beads of identical shape, positioned between pairs of tiger’s eye cabochons. Delicately intertwined gold chains connect the trios of tiger’s eye cabochons and gold beads throughout the length of this fascinating sautoir which secures with a spring-ring clasp closure and remains in excellent condition.
*Derived from French, chatoyance (or cat’s eye effect) is an optical reflection arising from the fibrous structure of the gem as in tiger’s eye, or from fibrous inclusions within the stone, which is known as rutile (such as in rutilated quartz). Chatoyance can be compared with a luminous streak of reflected light which is perpendicular to the fibers’ direction. To show this fascinating effect, gemstones must be cut ‘en cabochon’.
Weight is approx. 119.3 Grams
Measurements: 57″ long
This item is accompanied with a professional appraisal valued at $8,500