1920s Art Deco Trillion Citrine Glass Bezel Set Crystal Pendant Necklace
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Setting has a golden patina with a slight amount of darkening as well as fading to the finish.
* 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.
* Clasp is secure and original.
Length 18 1/2", with pendant dropping 1 3/4" below
Mark No mark
Weight 30 grams
Material Alloy (does not test for silver or gold content), glass
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Glass made to simulate citrine has a thick cut and is bezel set for the maximum amount of light and refraction.
* Uniquely designed pendants give the necklace a dynamic and dimensional look.
* Trillion cut, almost heart shape, to the pendant dangles freely for extra shimmer and sway when worn.
* Well made with a quality weight and feel, this necklace has a full silhouette that strikingly frames the neck.
On Unique Shapes. Gemstones are time consuming to cut, requiring a high degree of skill from a trained craftsman, and glass cabochons can be equally complicated to manufacture on a large scale while keeping costs down. These constraints are only a few of the reasons you often see similar shapes of stones used in jewelry. When an unusual shape or cut is used, the manufacturer has made a decision to make something different. Look for out-of-the-ordinary shapes, like the demilune for example, for a striking look as well as a unique find.
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.