Schreiber and Hiller 1930s Art Deco Vintage Paste Collar Necklace

This necklace dates from the 1930s and was created in Germany by Schrieber and Hiller. 

Condition Report:

Very Good - A couple of pastes are beginning to darken due to aging and there is a slight wave in the shaping of the chain. However, this does not prevent the necklace from lying flat when worn and is not apparent when worn. 

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The Details...

A delicate design from Schreiber and Hiller - this thin collar necklace is made up of rhodium plated links, channel-set with round, multi-faceted clear paste stones. The necklace fastens with a concealed box clasp. It is signed - D.R.G.M and the patent numbers 1138525 are stamped twice onto the inside of the bracelet. The internal diameter of the necklace when fastened is 12cm. 

A Short History...

During the 1920s and early 1930s, jewellery was influenced by the dawn of a new era. There was a push for all things modern after the shock of the First World War - people wanted to be cleansed of the old and celebrate the new. In the world of design a pure, hard-edged style was craved. This was evident in Bauhaus architecture, cubist art and the dropped-waist, linear-cut silhouette of the Flapper Girl. Jewellery designers looked to celebrate a burgeoning, bright industrial future in their work, creating pieces that looked almost mechanical with their sharp shapes and chrome coloured highlights. This bracelet is certainly a-typical of Art Deco jewellery design during the period - its bold geometry, encrusted with bright rhinestones for a new feminine look and movement. This necklace was made by the German Schreiber and Hiller company who stamped their jewellery with the patent DRGM in the 1930s. It stands for Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchsmuster. 

Wear it With...

This necklace would work well worn with a little black dress. 

  • Colour Diamante, Silver
  • Era 1930s
  • Occasion Bridal, Wedding Guest, The Festive Season, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend Delicate and Demure, Gatsby Glamour