We have other Art Deco Era items up for sale this week. Age Circa: Art Deco C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested and Guaranteed. Country of Origin: Unknown. Gram Weight: 74.1 Grams. 925 Sterling Silver Plating over Base Metal. Main Stone Measurements/Color. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 70.0. The beads measure 0.47″ in length and 0.42″ wide. Closure/Clasp Type: The necklace does not have a clasp and is meant to be worn over the head. Link Type: Specialty Link Chain. Notable Features: The necklace was handmade during the Art Deco era. This necklace is made out of. 925 sterling silver plated base metal arranged into a specialty link chain and beads. Each bead is hollow and every other bead features diamond-shaped cut out designs. To create these beads, repousse metalworking techniques would have been utilized, resulting in the beads’ hollow cores and smooth outward appearance. Between the beads is a beautiful specialty link chains with filigree rope twist accents. A necklace like this would have most likely been gifted and worn at a wedding in South American indigenous cultures. Due to its length, this 70 necklace can be doubled around the neck or worn as one long strand. Don’t miss your chance to own this piece of cultural history. Damage: Age appropriate wear. The Art Deco era is famous for being the “Gatsby” or “Roaring Twenties” era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. The opera length necklace was very fashionable formal evening wear for high class ladies during the Art Deco period. Opera length is 26 – 35 inches long. It can be worn several ways; single strand with a higher neck line or doubled to create a choker effect. Traditionally, opera length necklaces are worn with evening wear, although using them to accessorize more casual attire has become a fresh, cutting-edge fashion statement. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia. It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. Please take this into consideration before. The item “Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Plated South American 70 Wedding Necklace” is in sale since Sunday, August 26, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Turks and caicos islands, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Jordan, Luxembourg, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Modified Item: No
- Style: Strand/String
- Metal: Sterling Silver Plating
- Type: Beads
- Ethnic Origin: South American