The pendant portion of this necklace was a sterling silver early Art Deco era bar brooch that dated to around 1920. It is set with 13 sparkling 'brilliants' and features fine knife-edge detailing.
I have removed the brooch fittings, attached hanging rings and a vintage Italian silver faceted bead link chain that complements the sparkling of the brilliants in the brooch. This is a super versatile piece - suitable for daily wear, but glitzy enough for a night on the town.
The pendant portion of the necklace measures 2.43" from end to end, with a thickness of 0.17" from top to bottom. The necklace measures a total of 18.25" from end to end. This piece weighs 9.1 grams.
Condition of this piece is very good. It should be noted that the brilliants have naturally darkened over the last 95+ years, and one 'stone' has a chip.
*** Having dealt in antique & vintage jewelry for over a decade now, I find myself with growing pile of pieces for repair. Unfortunately doing repairs, though a necessary part of my business, can become a dull task, so to allow a little fun & creativity in my days, I am upcycling and converting some of the old into new. This is one of those pieces.
I take pride in my work, so I have done my best to ensure clean & well detailed finishes to my pieces - both front and back. I provide multiple photographs so that the buyer can see the quality of workmanship that goes into each piece I construct. These aren't 'cut and paste pieces' - I intend for them to endure a lifetime of wear, with the hopes that they will eventually be passed down to the next generation - just as the treasured heirlooms they consist of were intended to be. ***
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