Amethyst colored rhinestones pair with faux opal cabochons creating color, fire and brilliance in this gold tone swag style necklace, circa 1950s-1960s. Single bilateral chains set with purple rhinestone chatons morph into double rows of smaller chatons followed by crisscrossing garlands of purple rhinestones. Each festoon is punctuated by a square cut glass fiery, faux opal cab. Center swag is further enhanced by an arched rigid rhinestone extension embellished with tear drop and round faux opal cabs. Wonderful amethyst color rhinestones coordinate beautifully with the translucent milky pinks and brilliant fiery golden flecks of the faux opals.
The necklace is adjustable to about 15 inches with rhinestone embellished hook closure and round faux opal charmed extension chain. Double rhinestone row spans approximately 7 1/4 inches. Span from faux opal to opal is about 3 1/4 inches with a maximum 2 inch center width or drop. Square cut imitation opals are approximately 6 millimeters. Tear drop simulated opal is about 8 millimeters x 5 millimeters. Rhinestones range from about 3 - 4 millimeters. Weight of the necklace is approximately 32 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All rhinestone retain color (which we think is more purple in person) and sparkle. Please do note that color assessments are subjective. You or your monitor may see them differently. No cloudy or dead stones. All glass opals are free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks, retaining fiery treatment, as well as opal like milky translucence. All soldering secure. Gold tone finish intact, front and back. Closure secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent / near pristine vintage.
The necklace is not signed. Design, style, materials and construction, as well as overall presentation suggest a 1950s-1960s vintage. Premium quality and condition.
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Rhinestone Faux Opal Swag Festoon Garland Necklace