This sale is for a classic longer length Japan three strand necklace probably dating from the 1950s or 1960s.
SIZE; 21 ins inc 3 ins extender.
CONDITION: good vintage condition.
This is a classic multi strand necklace dating from the mid 20th century. Blue faux pearl and moonglow beads contrast with faceted blue Lucite crystals. These have tiny clear glass bugle spacers in between.
Hook and ring fastening to necklace
This beautiful and classy necklace dates from the mid 1950s or possibly 1960s, one of the most dressy and glamorous periods in fashion when some of the highest quality vintage costume jewellery was produced. These beautiful ornaments are very wearable with today's fashions and would be particularly suitable for adding glamour to a prom or party outfit.
The signature JAPAN indicates that the piece was made in occupied Japan after World War II.
Much of this vintage Japanese costume jewellery is very well made. In the past and in some circles, a low regard for Japan jewelry was due to the fact that after WWII labour in Japan was cheap, and so the jewelry was inexpensive and put out in large quantities. But we must realize that most of this jewelry is hand strung in such an array of designs that rarely are two Japan necklaces found exactly alike.
The artisans of Japan, as impoverished as they were at the time, were also highly talented. Japan faux pearls are the best in the world. Also, gorgeous lamp work and other hand painted art glass beads and crystals were used. All these, along with moon glow beads and hand painted plastics, acrylics with foil and aurora borealis coatings can be found in vintage jewelry marked Japan. The fabulous colour & shape combinations are now highly sought after.
Such beautiful vintage ornaments are very wearable with today's fashions and would be particularly suitable for adding glamour to a prom or party outfit.
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