A beautiful vintage double strand necklace in dark amber moulded translucent acrylic beads, 1970s - 1980s
PLEASE NOTE: we ship from the United Kingdom.
SIZE; 22 ins (56 cms).
CONDITION: good vintage condition.
This is a classic multi strand necklace dating from the later 20th century. Large beads of moulded dark amber lucite have a ribbed appearance and alternate with smaller faceted crystals in a lighter shade of amber.
Push-pull fastening to necklace marked AUSTRIA.
Since 1900, costume jewelry was being produced in Austria with factories founded, one in Tyrol (in the Tyrolean Alps) producing costume jewelry of all kinds, the quality of which is still today unique in the whole wide world. After the year 1915, a number of costume jewelry producers settled in Austria.
Through their technical skills combined with Austrian taste, and sense for art, the costume jewelry production reached its full bloom, so that the fame of Austrian costume jewelry was established all over the world. The common jewelry found today from Austria consists of rhinestone and crystal made of glass, Austrian glass beads, some with enameled work. Most of the quality of the jewelry produced is above average, made with top quality rhinestones and crystals. It is marked "Made in Austria" or "Austria".
During the 1980s decade some of the most astonishing costume jewellery was worn, with bold chunky statement pieces in bright clashing colours. The look was exaggerated withy BIG hair demanding to be counterbalanced by large chunky necklaces and huge fake pearls and rhinestones.
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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