Gorgeous three-strand necklace from the 1930s. The colors of the individual beads are glorious; together, the effect is nothing short of stunning. All the beads – peacock blue, cognac brown and clear – are faceted; the clear and brown beads are lightly iridescent. Each bead is separated from its neighbor by a tiny copper bead, barely bigger than the head of a pin, but so integral to the design. The clasp is a little work of art: four rows of prong-set iridescent rhinestones in a silver (835) setting. The silver content is consistent with what was commonly used in the region and the era. It is marked 835 and has a makers mark, which is difficult to decipher. This outstanding necklace is in excellent vintage condition, with minor wear consistent with its age. The length of the shortest strand is a generous 20”.
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