Art Deco Double Rock Crystal and Diamond Necklace
ABOUT THIS NECKLACE
There's nothing even remotely depressing about this Depression-era delight (circa 1930) starring a pair of center-pierced frosted rock quartz crystal plaques: the larger with a bright-white sparkler, the smaller with a scissor-cut synthetic* sapphire, each hand carved on the reverse with a radiant sunburst pattern. The shimmering translucent pendants suspend from a fanciful filigree-link necklace measuring 16 inches, while, together, the double pendants measure 2 1/2 inches long. Die-14K white gold. *Back in the day, circa 1920s-30s, due to their uniformity of color and flawless clarity, synthetic sapphires were considered a modern improvement over their natural counterparts, their virtually undetectable differences discernible only with a microscope.