Art Deco Graduated Rock Crystal Three Strand Necklace Silver c. 1940
Wow, this one is a stunner! This is a very, very high-end faceted rock crystal necklace, beautifully constructed in sterling silver circa 1940. This is rock crystal folks--not glass, not lead crystal--but rock crystal quartz, the colorless, transparent gemstone that was used to such great effect in Art Deco jewelry! And there is miles and miles of it--let me tell you, and this is not to scare anyone off, but if you don't like a necklace with some weight to it then I would steer clear of this one, because it is HEAVY. In a glamorous way!
This necklace is made of three strands of faceted rock crystal graduating from 6mm to 19mm, expertly strung on chain so that each strand lays perfectly within the next. The clasp is a work of art in itself, with one huge rock crystal stone bezel set in an ornate floral openwork box clasp. The back of your neck will be just a stylin' as the front! As you can see in the photos, even in our flat LED lighting this piece glows. All in all just a gorgeous, gorgeous necklace and a fan favorite at the store!
The shortest strand measures 22" and the longest 26". Clasp measures 37 x 30mm, is stamped 'SILVER' and 'KTC' or 'RTC'. Has been tested for metal and gemstone content.