What a wonderful find this antique necklace was! I was at the Nashville Flea market on Friday and was rummaging through some boxes and discovered this amongst the mess. I had to have it! I removed the fake pearls that were between the filigree caps and black beads, (I do not "do" fake pearls) and cleaned everything up. The pearls were replaced with the faceted turquoise glass beads you see now. I think that color adds a nice kick with the black. A hook was forged from brass for a new and modern closure.