This is a jazzy Art Deco necklace in warm tones of brown, beige and russet, with a touch of lemon. The beads are a mix of shapes and sizes, including fluted rounds, lozenges and “very Deco” zig-zag discs. Although they have a slightly plastic look the beads are actually all glass – they are cold to the touch and “chink”. The necklace has a simple brass bolt-ring clasp and has been restrung at some time (the cord looks quite clean).
The largest round beads – flanking the centre zig-zag section – are 1.5 cm (0.6″) in diameter. Overall length of this vintage necklace is 48.5 cm (19″).
This Art Deco necklace is in very good vintage condition. The only issue is that the beads appear to have been made with a fairly basic moulding process – there are some small air-bubble holes and mould lines. However, these flaws are not noticeable on general viewing and the beads are not damaged at all.