THis bib necklace by Sancrest, circa 1951, produced in Los Angeles, California is a definite eye catcher and show stopper. Sancrest and CO was active in the 1920's but it wasn't till 1951 that Sancrest changed its logo to Sancrest only with a crown and a "R". They continued to produce jewelry with a Mexican flair until 1954. Since they were only in production for a few years their pieces are relatively rare. THis necklace is bold and striking. It is a bib necklace with 4 rows of silvertone beads, probably made of nickel, that are strung on silver chain. THe necklace is divided into 3 sections with the middle section displaying 3 large medallions mounted in a filigree silver setting. The large medallions are 1 1/2" h x 1" w and are either faux lazuli lapis or an enameled cobalt blue cabochon. There is slight wear on the surface. The jewels are bezel set and are not flat. They are convex and bulge outward. Absolutely quite a statement! There is an extender chain which adjusts its length from 14 1/2" - 19". The other measurements are 1 1/2"w and 5/8"d. It has a slight festoon effect when worn. The Sancrest logo is stamped into the back of each medallion. With the exception of some age signs on the medallion, the necklace is in great condition. This necklace is from my personal collection and I always received many compliments when worn. THis necklace has a look of a necklace that would cost much more than its actual cost. It has a Victorian look while at the same time is reminiscent of Mexican jewelry. What a bold statement it makes! Condition: Near Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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