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Retro Lariat Knot Necklace

SKU

90-1-13858

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Jewelers in the 1940s were creative and resourceful--and they had fun! When platinum was declared a strategic metal during WW II, craftspeople made the most of gold and all of its amazing properties. Tubogas or 'gas pipe' jewelry was made from gold strips wrapped tightly together, forming flexible hollow tubing that was relatively light but luxurious and heavy in appearance. This gleaming gas pipe lariat necklace, with its cool texture and springiness, curves around your neck and loops into a nifty cone-tipped knot. You won't be able to keep your hands off of it. Hand-fabricated in 18K gold, it measures 16 inches (excluding the knot).

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
3 1/4 Inch
Width:
1 Inch
Height:
1/2 Inch
Chain Length:
16 Inch
Gram Weight:
52.3 Grams
Period:
Retro

About Retro Jewelry

Hollywood glam got creative during the war era, when strategic factors forced jewelers to do without certain materials. Rather than scale back, they took the streamlined shapes of the Art Deco and went big, bold, and gold with them! Retro power pieces segued from the Jazz Age to the Fabulous Fifties, creating many motifs of vintage jewelry along the way.

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As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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