Original glass sparkles with crisp faceting and no chips or surface wear. Clasp is secure and original. 18 with pendants dropping another 1 below.Glass cabochons are 10mm x 13mm. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Richly colored blue glass, made to simulate sapphires, sit in an open setting dangling freely for maximum amount of light and shimmer. Setting is petite yet finely detailed, note the tiny flowers that cover connecting links.
Finely made and well constructed, necklace is delicate with light and tactile feel along your neck. On Glass Made to Simulate Gemstones. Glass has long been used by jewelers to simulate natural gemstones. For instance, during the Georgian era, black dot paste is a term that refers to a style of glass that was made to simulate the sparkle of natural diamonds.
But in the 1940s, the use of glass to simulate gemstones ramped up more than ever before. World War II constrained both fine materials and pocketbooks, so more and more designers (including high-end designers) focused on glass to re-create the distinctive properties of different gems. High-end designers thus began making costume glass jewelry - but with the same attention to detail, high craftsmanship, and design skill that was applied to fine jewelry. 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_1318 GS 8.4 (1318). The item "Vtg 1930s Art Deco Sterling Silver Sapphire Glass Dangle Necklace" is in sale since Tuesday, December 21, 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.