1920s Art Deco Sterling Silver and Clear Square Cut Crystal Vintage Necklace

This elegant sterling silver necklace featuring shimmering crystals dates from the 1920s. 

Condition Report:

Good - A tiny element of chipping to the edges of some stones and some darkening to the reverse of the settings for a couple of stones. These factors are only visible upon very close inspection and do not detract from the appeal of the necklace. 

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The Details...

This necklace features square cut, multi-faceted clear crystals along its length. The crystals are claw set and they are set in and linked together with Sterling Silver. The necklace is stamped 'STERLING SILVER' and is also stamped with a patent number. The necklace fastens with a bolt ring and measures 36cm in length. 

A Short History...

Glass and crystal have been a prevelant feature of costume pieces since the invention of jewellery. Easily accessible materials that can be formed into any shape. They were heavily used in 1920s and 1930s pieces, such as this necklace, because they could meet the need for affordable jewellery after the World War One and the Great Depression. They could also be pressed into the evocative geometric shapes we associate with Art Deco design. 

Wear it With...

Pair this necklace with a grey, round neck knit for an instantly chic look.  

  • Colour Diamante, Silver
  • Era 1920s
  • Occasion Bridal, Cocktail and Evening, The Festive Season, Wedding Guest
  • Trend Delicate and Demure, Gatsby Glamour