1930s Art Deco Sapphire Foiled Vauxhall Glass Rose cut Enamel Necklace
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Setting has a golden patina with a slight amount of darkening and surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Enameling is dense and vibrant without any chipping or surface wear.
* stones are gleaming with no chips or surface wear, faceting is crisp.
* Clasp is secure and original.
Mark No mark
Weight 40 grams
Material Alloy (does not test for silver/gold content), glass
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Rose-cut glass is foiled at the back for vivid shimmer, cream enameling sets off the bright sapphire blue even further.
* Disk pendants are well made yet thin and lay flush along your neckline extending to the back of neck for seamless look.
* Excellent condition showcases the design detail and quality of construction.
On Sparkle. 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.
On Excellent Condition. Antique and vintage pieces have been passed through generations, so it's not often you find a piece that has been maintained in its near-original condition. Such pieces are not only higher in value, but they are also more collectible, as they carry the history of past owners but do not show it. They reveal what the piece would have looked like when it was first created, giving us an insight into a bygone era.