Carnelian double strand necklace finished with gold plate embellishments. Carnelian is from the chalcedony quartz group.
According to Wikepedia, "Carnelian was recovered from Bronze Age Minoan layers at Knossos on Crete in a form that demonstrated its use in decorative arts; this use dates to approximately 1800 BC. Carnelian was used widely during Roman times to make engraved gems for signet or seal rings for imprinting a seal with wax on correspondence or other important documents. Great for casual, business and dressy styles! It is 17 inches and weighs 6.5 ounces. The earrings are pictured below.