Signed Swift & Fisher Art Deco sapphire doublet and seed pearl lavalier necklace pendant, 10k yellow gold. Measures 1-5/8" x 9/16", weighs 2 grams. Well saturated round faceted blue sapphire doublet (garnet & glass) measures 3.5mm x 2mm and is securely set into a 6 prong buttercup mounting. Accented by 3 tiny 1.5mm seed pearls and a fresh water river pearl dangles from the bottom. Hallmarked "S&F" on the back. On a fine 10k gold 21" long chain with spring ring clasp. Spring ring hallmarked "10k". In excellent condition, circa 1910. Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September. Would make a lovey "Something Blue" for the bride!
About the maker- Swift & Fisher- North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Products: 10k jewelry, plate and silver rosaries, and watch bracelets. Advertised in the trade publications Jewelers Circular, Keystone, and Jewelers Circular Keystone between the years 1915 and 1965.
A doublet is an assembled composite gemstone consisting of two pieces of the same or different gem materials, or one gem material and a second of glass. In this case garnet and blue glass. Doublets were often used in pieces from this era and the use of them indicates just one way in which the date of the piece can be authenticated.
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