Fresh looking, this piece is in time capsule condition. Silver setting has a bright patina with no surface wear.No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair. Glass is smooth and gleaming with no chips or surface wear, faceting is crisp and refractive. No clasp, the necklace slips over your head. Material Tests for sterling silver, glass. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history. Extra long length for this style of necklace is more difficult to come by. Vibrant canary yellow crystals in an open back setting are dynamic with bold sparkle.
Well made with full-sized components, this necklace is substantial and quality feeling. 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. Catching and reflecting light is a key element of jewelry design and has determined the way gemstones are cut for centuries. For example, the bezel-set brilliant cut was developed to enhance and maximize the light-reflecting qualities of all gemstones, like diamonds in the sun. During the Georgian era, on the other hand, the rose cut diamond became popular as it sparkled beautifully in candlelight.
Facets, special raised prong and open back settings, and movement all serve to promote play with light and make for stunning pieces. _gsrx_vers_1281 GS 8.3.5 (1281). The item "Vtg Art Deco Sterling Silver 48 Open Back Crystal Glass Flapper Necklace" is in sale since Thursday, April 8, 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.