We are very pleased to offer this beautiful necklace. It is festoon style with a flexible snake chain. The "star" of this piece is the festoon component. It consists of rhinestones in sky blue and clear crystal along with some gold tone filigree swirls. There are rounds, ovals and baguettes, all prong set, forming the lovely design.
This necklace feels great to wear and lays nicely around the neck. It measures approximately 15-1/2" in total length. The festoon drop is approximately 1-1/2" wide x 1-5/8" long. It closes with a fold-over clasp which is signed "LEO GLASS" with another tiny stamped or impressed mark which we cannot make out. On one side where the chain meets the rhinestone there is an old solder repair which honestly, we did not notice when we first purchased the piece. The repair can be seen from the back but does not show from the front or diminish the beauty of this piece. Overall we would say this necklace is in very good condition. We have priced the item with this condition issue in mind.
Leo Glass & Company, Inc. was founded by Leo Glass in September, 1928. He had worked in costume jewelry for Lisner for 10 years as a representative before starting his own company. The head office of Leo Glass was in NYC and the company went bankrupt in 1957 with all goods auctioned off on August 27, 1957.
From the start of production until 1941, the merchandise was of the highest quality, on sale in the best stores throughout the country. In 1941, Leo Glass announced the company was entering the popular price jewelry field.
This necklace would make a lovely vintage piece for a bride to wear or receive. Also perfect for a prom, spring formal or anytime! Just lovely.
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