Vintage Egyptian Revival Beaded Bib Necklace, circa 1970’s
If sexy and boho got together and had a child in Egypt, this bib necklace would be the result. An impressive hand beaded bib necklace of 17 rows of varying colored beads ranging from orange to gold to black teardrops with an iridescent finish, to the Ancient Egyptian Turquoise Scarab shaped Faience (a type of fired clay) beads. All the beads have been strung and wired very smartly into a phenomenal bib necklace design. Wear it alone or layer it up with a long chain or even a smaller collar necklace.
This type of broad collared necklace is the most iconic of all Egyptian jewelry, it is called a wesekh. Just like this one, the “wesekh” collar was composed of cylinders or tubes strung in horizontal rows around a central choker. Favored by most of the Ancient Gods and Pharoahs. Considering this type of necklace was first made over 7000 years ago and you could wear this tomorrow and be very in vogue……I’d call that pretty darn timeless design. The Egyptians knew how to crush it!!