The ubiquitous filigree, rhinestone and art glass cabochon jewelry from West Germany, circa 1950s-1960s. Identifiable even before the flip. A wonderful marriage of materials and management.
Necklaces generally begin with bilateral chains, often with mixed metal tones -- in this case light gold tone chain with brass tone filigree work, secured with a spring ring closure. Each bilateral chain sports a faux pearl near the heart shaped bail. The pendant, in traditional built up or dome form, begins with a base of alternating, round pink glass cabochons and pink chaton rhinestones. Next tier up features a frame of faux pearls secured at intervals with fancy spire like prongs. Top level showcases a large opaque striated or finely marbled oval, pink glass cabochon, dog tooth prong set. Reverse displays typical, riveted fancy bass tone cover plate. Signature West German jewelry design from the period.
The necklace is a wearable approximate 24 inches with spring ring clasp. Pendant, including heart shaped bail supplies an additional 2 3/4 inches for a total length of about 26 3/4 inches. The pendant proper is approximately 2 inches x 1 5/8 inches with a 3/4 inch dome or profile. Pink glass cab is about 30 millimeters x 22 millimeters; pink rhinestones, 3 millimeters. Weight of the necklace is 30 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. Pink glass cab free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. All faux pearls retain nacre and luster. All rhinestones retain brilliance and color. No dark, cloudy or dead stones. Round, pink glass cabs intact and glossy. Brass tone and light gold tone finishes intact. Age appropriate patina. No dents, improper bends, crush or collapse. Riveting, links and clasp secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of pendant is signed: "W GERMANY". Circa 1950s-1960s.
Romance plus reason. West Germany unites. At Cody's.
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