Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Sterling silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear. Original glass sparkles with crisp faceting and no chips. Clasp is secure and original.
17 1/4 with pendant dropping another 2 1/4 below. 1 5/8 (crystals are 2mm and 8mm). Setting tests for Sterling Silver, glass. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story.Lovely pendant has an uncommon silhouette with vibrant shimmer from openback crystals. Tiny crystals give necklace a delicacy and contras and drops dangle freely for lively movement and sway when worn.
Delicate feeling yet striking looking, this necklace is featherlight and will lay flush. Movement in jewelry is an indicator of a higher end piece, as it demonstrates that the designer considered how the jewelry would look and feel when it was actually worn. For example, high-end pieces often adjust to different necklines or wrists for comfort and a seamless look.
Other times, movement is strategically incorporated for gemstones to catch the light or to enhance the sparkle of a certain gemstone cut. Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, that influenced the design of buildings, furniture, fashion and of course, jewelry. The movement was given a name from the international exposition of Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, that was held in Paris in 1925 and largely dedicated to the jewelry arts.Born out of ideas of modernism and the Industrial Age, this manifested into designs that used Cubisms bold abstraction and rectilinear shapes and combined them with intricate patterning, bold color and symmetry. High-end jewelry design houses like Cartier and Boucheron set the trends in gold and gemstones, which were then emulated by costume jewelry companies in glass or perhaps plastics, and brought to the masses. _gsrx_vers_1292 GS 8.3.6 (1292). The item "Vtg 1920s Art Deco Sterling Silver Openback Crystal Glass Chandelier Necklace" is in sale since Friday, November 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.