This classic version of the Weingrill "Turbogas" necklace is 9/16" wide thru out the entire 15 1/2" length of the necklace. It has been crafted to have a natural curve to fit well around your neck and has just a hint of stretch. It has very nice movement/flexibility-not at all stiff and static in it's shape. The raised wide ribs have a high polished surface while the indented narrow ribs have a satin finish which assists in giving the pattern nice definition. The gold is in excellent condition with no rips, dents, holes, nasty deep scratches/abrasions or repairs. With your eyes it looks new, with a loupe you can see the occasional light surface scuff/scratch as is normal with pre-owned gold. The clasp fits firmly closed and stays closed. The marks are on the closure flange as seen in the photo. It has the Weingrill hallmark as well as the Italian smith registration mark (* 15 VR) for after 1968. The necklace has been weighed and is 74.4 grams of 18kt. gold. We assigned the 1975 circa date as newer Weingrill items have the name spelled out instead of the hallmark.
The Weingrill Company first started in 1879 by Carlo Weingrill. Thru it's entire history it has been family run and is currently in the hands of a great grandson. The company is extremely proud of it's history of entirely all hand made items thru out it's astounding years of jewelry making. It is famous for it's Turbogas (ribbed pattern) jewelry and has been doing this style for many, many years. Today Tubogas items may be produced in an endless variety of combinations: in shape (flat, oval, semicircular, circular, square, triangular, twisted etc.), in metal (gold, silver, titanium, steel) and in colors (all shades of gold, black/grey/chocolate, rhodium plate). Tubogas may come with or without stones and is done in many finishes as well as done in a single row, multi strand or rolling combination.
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