1930s Art Deco Sterling Silver Natural Carnelian Marcasite Necklace
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Carnelian stones are smooth and gleaming with no chips or surface wear.
* Marcasites are all in place and look original.
* Clasp is secure and original.
Length 16 1/4"
Width just over 1/2"
Mark See photo
Weight 13 grams
Material Sterling silver, natural Carnelian
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Classical Art Deco design with richly colored natural carnelian stones that shift slightly in hue.
* Delicate, yet finely made, setting is thin and the necklace will lay flush along your neckline.
* Excellent condition showcases its refined construction and subtle details.
On Art Deco. 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 Cubism's 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.
On Classic Collectables. There are certain pieces that fall into a distinct collectable category, sometimes referred to as "classics." However, the most collectable of these classics are those that include something special (such as an extra design element) that set them apart from other similar pieces.