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Offered here for your consideration is a vivid yellow vintage Czechoslovakian Art Deco Era Cut Crystal & Brass Filigree Necklace circa 1925. The framed cut crystal centerpiece is eye-catching at the center of the twelve matching ½” (12 mm) diameter Cut Crystal Beads. An antiqued brass filigree frame, twelve filigree beads and chain set each of the crystal elements apart. These bright yellow beads fluoresce when exposed to black light. The intense greenish yellow glows as though it is lit from within. A minuscule amount of the radioactive Element, Uranium, causes this stunning effect. The research I've done tells me that the amount of radioactivity is less than one would get from a few hours in the sunshine. This type of glass is frequently called Vaseline Glass; it is quite collectible.
The necklace is 15 ½” long and could be lengthened by adding an additional piece of chain at the back. I could do that before mailing it if you want it a bit longer. The wide octagonal focal centerpiece is 1 5/8” (40 mm) wide by 1 1/8” (28 mm) Tall. The centerpiece and the glass beads have cut and polished facets. The facet edges are sharp and display prismatic rainbow effects in bright light. The beads and centerpiece are in excellent condition with minimal “flea bites” (I only see one tiny one under magnification). The color changes with various qualities of light and the photographs show how much apparent color change there is. The photos taken under new LED lamps show the crystal color at its most brilliant yellow; the photos taken in bright sunlight present slightly more of a golden hue.
The brass filigree beads and connecting rings display an attractive gentle antique sparkle setting off the brilliant shine of the crystal glass. The necklace closure in a spring ring-jump ring finding. The openwork frame is detailed filigree with four gorgeous filigree claws at each cut corner.
The necklace will be shipped within two or three days of receiving notice of full payment; cost of shipping and insurance are included in the purchase price. I ship from British Columbia, Canada using trackable methods of delivery.
No questions asked returns for a full refund must be completed within 30 days of customer’s receipt of the item and return shipping with insurance would be paid for at the buyer’s expense. The item must be in the same condition as it was when sent. I want you to be pleased with your purchase and the service I offer. Your purchase will be protectively and attractively boxed and wrapped with care.
Every item in my Ruby Lane shop is guaranteed to be as represented and backed with my forty five years of experience studying, buying & selling antique jewelry in brick and mortar shops, at antique fairs in the USA and Canada and by my Registered Gemmologist Diploma and Diamond Grading Certification. Thank you for visiting my shop on Ruby Lane today. Please come again.
Layaway available - 1/2 at Purchase Order Balance 1 month later.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Vivid Medium Uranium Glass Yellow, Size: 15 1/2" Long - 1/2" Diameter Beads - 1 3/8" X 1 1/8" Focal piece
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Uranium Yellow Cut Glass Czech Necklace Art Deco, c. 1925
$75 USD SOLD
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