This is a vintage 1950s fringe necklace featuring dangles of faux pearls and aurora borealis crystals suspended from a chunky book-chain style necklace.
The faux pearls appear to be coated glass and are a very rich cream colour – almost gold, and not quite as buttery as in the pics – and the crystal aurora borealis coating sparkles a mix of delicate blues, purples, pinks and greens with hints of gold. The crystals are doubled up in the centre – bell-shapes over faceted rounds – with single round crystals towards eaach end.
The chain has chunky square links much like book chain links in a textured goldtone, most likely brass. It does not seem to be gilded at all but naturally bright (where it is clean).
The necklace is 17″ (43 cm) long end to end, including the chunky old-style bolt-ring clasp and 1.5″ (3.75 cm) deep at the centre.
It is in very good vintage condition. One of the pearls has a pin-head sized hole in it’s coating (see pic) and there is a smaller ding in another close by. They are both near the end of the necklace and it was quite hard to find them again. Otherwise there is no peeling or damage (the coating is glassy (?) and quite thick, and any areas that look flaky or peeled in the pics are just irregularities) and the crystals are undamaged with only some expected age-consistent wear to the aurora borealis coating. The chain would benefit from a clean (a discreet spot clean near the clasp shows it will brighten up nicely).