1920s Art Deco Blue Crystal and Chrome Vintage Pendant Necklace

This beautiful necklace in immaculate condition features chic, square cut, blue crystals. It dates from the 1920s and is unsigned.

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The Details...

This necklace features square cut, faceted, deep blue crystals along its length. They increase in size towards the centre of the necklace and are bezel set within chrome. The chrome settings are stamped on the reverse and sides with floral patterns. Suspended from the necklace is a geometric design pendant detailed with small, round, clear paste stones and a large, claw-set, faceted, blue, oval cut crystal. The necklace fastens with a box clasp it measures 41cm in length. The pendant measures 5cm x 2cm.  

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 black tuxedo style suit for evening cocktails.