A large New Guinea black braided Rope necklace, decorated with four rows of forty-nine gold painted overlapping and graduated Shells. The largest Shells are 2.5 inches in width, and 2.6 inches in drop length. The smallest Shells are 2.2 inches in width, and 2.3 inches in drop length. The inner diameter of the necklace is 5.2 inches. The necklace is 16 inches in width, 13.2 inches in drop length, and is attached, at the top, by a black braided Rope loop, and an oval Shell toggle.