Schreiber and Hiller 1930s Art Deco Channel Set Rhinestone, Chrome and Black Galalith Vintage Necklace

Featuring a typically geometric Art Deco design, this necklace dates from the 1930s and was created in Germany by Schrieber and Hiller. 

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The Details...

This necklace features rows of round, clear, faceted rhinestones channel set within chrome plated metal. The sides of the metal channels are stamped with floral designs. They are linked together with black galalith bars. The necklace fastens with a bolt ring. It is signed - D.R.G.M and the numbers 1138525 are stamped onto the reverse of the necklace. The necklace is 43cm in length.  

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 necklace 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 be an elegant finishing touch to a little black dress.