Vintage Carl Art Sterling Silver Rhinestone Lavalier Necklace Wedding Jewelry
Offering a lovely vintage sterling silver and clear rhinestone lavalier necklace with both round, baguette, marquise and pear shape rhinestones. Well made with prong set stones and lots of detail on the lavalier section including a central flower and a dangle drop that moves. Rhinestones set with prongs have to be done by hand, so careful attention is given to each piece. We believe the spring ring clasp is a later addition but it makes a more secure fit rather than a typical hook closure. This is a wonderful something old for a bride to wear on her wedding day, a vintage treasure.
SIZE Measures a wearable length of 15 inches with a 2 inch chain to adjust down if needed. The lavalier section has a drop of 1.625 inches. Weighs 18.5 grams.
MARKS Marked Sterling CA with an arrow through the CA, the mark for Carl Art, Inc of Providence, Rhode Island in business from 1936 until about 1976. They were quality manufacturers of sterling silver, gold and gold filled jewelry and watch chains. The extra length chain and spring ring are also marked Sterling for silver content.
AGE 1940s to 1950s
CONDITION Softened patina on the sterling silver. Rhinestones are clear and sparkly although they appear to have a yellow tinge in the indoor photos. It is very difficult to photograph clear rhinestones. The last three photos are taken in natural light and best reflect the coloring of this necklace. Excellent, vintage condition.
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