When the going gets tough … use your imagination! During the Great Depression and through the World Wars, money was in short supply for so many and metal was precious commodity. Both designers and individuals turned to more commonly available materials like wood to create jewelry.
This necklace is a wonderfully creative, well-constructed unsigned designer piece reminiscent of pieces created by Miriam Haskell. It’s made of round wood beads and larger carved wood beads all accented by tiny red-orange glass beads. They are strung on a fine, lightweight brass chain. The economy of metal and the wonderful design and craftsmanship are a testimony to American ingenuity. There is even a 5” extender so the necklace length can be adjusted to the wearer’s preference.
The necklace length is 25”, including the 5” extender. The drop cluster is 3”. The necklace closes with a brass J-hook. The necklace is extremely sturdy and is in excellent condition.