This fabulous all hand assembled necklace is in outstanding condition. Each leaf is a stamped or rolled mass produced piece and then hand attached to their identical partner. The double leaves are then attached to their small and large half circle rings creating the necklace link. These pattern links are then connected to each other by a 3/8" long double oval patterned ring. The drop area is made the same way but with only the small half circle containing three leaves and attached to the necklace with smaller single oval connector rings. The last 3" on each side of the necklace is a double strand Rolo chain. This creates not only comfort in wearing the necklace but aids in the leaves ability to lay flat against your body. Each leaf has a lovely curved surface that combined with it's accent lines gives the links a nice dimension. If you look at the last two photos due to the angle of the links you can plainly see the light bowl like shape and curves. Lastly the top of the leaves appear to have had a chemical bath giving then a faint matte finish. Just lovely work and design!
The sterling is in excellent plus condition with no rips, dents, holes, cracks, missing pieces, nasty scratches, ugly abrasions or repairs. All of the pieces appear to be original. The necklace has a smooth working spring ring closure. The necklace measures 16" long and a leaf link is 1 1/4" at it's widest point. I have a big neck and wear 18" and longer pieces. On me this is a choker but it is comfortable. The back of a leaf on one of the last links contains the silver content and makers marks as seen in the last photo. I found evidence of the company's existence in 1919 (Rainwater) and 1922 (The Jewelers Index). In researching their jewelry they were in business producing in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. One piece of jewelry stated the company existed 1934 thru the 1950's. The 1934 is incorrect as you can see and I can not verify the 1950's. But we are giving a circa of 1950 due to the style of the necklace which is very retro( c.1935-55).