An extraordinary Lopburi necklace from Northern Thailand. This necklace incorporates polished garnet, drilled crinoids* and ancient vitreous glass seed beads. This is nicely strung with a sterling clasp. It is always fascinating to find fossils incorpoated into jewelry items.
The necklace is about 15″ long . The garnets are around 7 mm across.
CA 400-500 BCE
*Crinoids are an ancient marine fossil group that first appeared in the Cambrian era, approximately 3oo million years before the appearence of dinosaurs.