A delicate and sparkly strand, with a finely made, open sterling setting that allows the glass to catch and reflect light brilliantly. With square and round cuts of glass giving visual contrast, the shifting sizes and shapes undulate across the necklace.
This necklace still has its original matching earrings. Often times matching sets can be a bit much when worn together but the subtle design and silhouette makes this set a classic look.
This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of, or worn infrequently. The silver has a bright patina without any dents and very little surface wear. The glass has a smooth and gleaming surface without any chipping and very little scratching and the faceting is crisp and refractive. There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the set has a firm shape.14 3/4 necklace, 7/8 earrings. Width 8mm both necklace and earrings. Mark sterling on the clasp of necklace and earrings. Secure, and original on both. (if the piece is not marked it is tested for silver content). Antique and vintage pieces have been passed through generations, so its not often you find a piece that has be 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. 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_837 GS 7.0.15 (837). The item "Vtg Art Deco Open Back Crystal Glass Sterling Silver Necklace Earrings Set" is in sale since Wednesday, May 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.