This is a fabulous 1930s vintage Art Deco necklace with “high” Art Deco styling, wonderful colours and quality throughout, but very wearable too.
It has a bold decorative front section of large cone-shaped crystals – two pink, two blue and two green – interspersed with pairs of round glass “moonstones” in paler shades of the same colours. The back half of the necklace has a repeating pattern of small pale pink bi-conal crystals flanked by clears. There are dainty metal spacers throughout the necklace, textured like blackberries.
The necklace is strung with a thin cable-like metal cord, presumably stronger than the delicate chains more commonly used at the time.
The centre bead is 0.5″ (1.3 cm) in diameter (1.3 cm) and the adjoining green crystals are 5/8″ (1.6 cm) long. End to end, the necklace is 18″ (45.5 cm) long with a good-size quality brass-coloured barrel clasp.
It is in very good vintage condition. Except for a shallow “flaked-off” type chip on the base of a green crystal and two very small nibbles on one of the pinks, which are not noticeable except on very close inspection, the crystals are in remarkably good shape with minimal signs of age (see close up pics) . The moonstones are undamaged – any “odd” spots in the pics are reflections or clear areas. I have had the necklace a while but only just noticed that by the big pinks, there are two small crystals and a spacer on one side, but only one bead and a spacer on the other – an original “fault” that has been overlooked by me at least!