Let me start by saying this is a signed Schreiner of New York piece. Reversible so that the pendant is exactly the same on both sides with the exception of the back having the signature on the bale. The center stone is a large oval cat's eye glass cabochon, often referred to as "opal" with the associated colors, in this case blue. Cat's eye is a widely used collectors nickname for these clear cabochon stones made by backing a piece of domed glass with foil of varying colors. Stunning result! All fancy pronged set the surrounding stones are greens, blues and a copper metallic.
the two sides are domed so it has great dimension.
Size: Chain is 25 inches; Pendant hangs 2.5 x 2 inches; Condition: Excellent; Circa: 1950s
Evolving from a blacksmith to buckle fabricator and then finally to costume jeweler, Henry Schreiner is responsible for designing some of the most intricate and uniquely colorful costume pieces. His work has appeared on the cover of Vogue in the 1950s. The Schreiner of New York brand continued after Henry's death in 1954 with his daughter and son-in-law until the late 1970s. Schreiner pieces are coveted by collectors.