This fab necklace has copper plated chains with heart-shaped, round and pyramid-shaped bead accents. The beads are either brass or copper, but the whole necklace has such a rich patina on it that I did not want to test them. (They are, however, totally non-magnetic.) I would think the necklace was much older than c1960, except for the lobster clasp, which from what I understand was first used in the 1960s. The main part of the necklace, including the beads is 23" long, and the swag chains go from 7.5" to 13". The necklace will be shipped in a gift box.