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Extra Long Opera Length Faceted Quartz Rock Crystal Necklace Scarce Length ~ Edwardian Era
This is just a wonderful genuine and tested faceted rock crystal necklace. Each crystal was hand cut and faceted. It has been hand knotted between each bead. The clasp has acid tested for rhodium plate over sterling. When the necklace is worn anywhere near the sun, the light floods through and creates beautiful pools of light which can be seen in my photos. Although this has the look of the sanded but not pierced pools of light, these crystals were faceted instead...
The necklace can be worn as long super long strand or doubled. The length is impressive and is an impressive 38 1/2" long. Each crystal is slightly different in size as each was sanded by hand, but each is approximately 1/2" 1/2". Even though this long opera length necklace did not need a clasp, the bench jeweler who made it decided to add one anyway.
These mined, out of the earth quartz crystals are just fascinating. They throw off a rainbow color show that impresses.. These are the same crystals that were used to create ever popular pools of light necklaces. With that type of necklace, bracelet or earring, the jeweler sanded into round orbs. Instead of smooth round orbs, he faceting each and every bead for this necklace. So many fabulous jewels were made from natural quartz crystal. They are beautiful, magical and you can feel an almost healing power when these are worn..
The condition is wonderful. I do not see any chips or nicks to the crystals.
It is Circa 1910 and sits right on the late Edwardian / Art Deco border..
38 1/2" in length. The clasp is tested rhodium plate over sterling.
Although these antique and vintage necklaces can be found today, this length is unusual.. Most are short, around 16-18". The shape of these beads are unique. This style of necklace caught on around the turn of the century but hit the height of its popularity during the Art Deco period. They were favored by the flapper girls because of the intense glitter and color shows they display... The Deco girls.... My favorite gals and I know I would have fit in there perfectly if I had been around!
A beautiful necklace which can be dressed up or down. A very fine necklace. Questions are welcome and certainly encouraged.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Clear Rock Crystal, Size: 38 1/2" long
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Donna Rutherford, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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