Antique Art Deco Crystal Necklace w Earrings 1920s Jewelry
This black and clear Art Deco crystal necklace is very unique and the necklace has the original matching earrings. The crystals are unusual old Bohemian crystals : they are faceted rhondells!
The necklace and the earrings are all signed West Germany and the set was made in the 1940-1950 era. This type of crystal bead is considered Art Deco and were made for many decades before, predominantly in the 1920s and 1930s. Most likely the crystals were made earlier and were not made into jewelry until after WWII.
As the crystals and black glass beads alternate, the necklace and earrings have a unique monochromatic look. All of the rhondells are spaced with small black glass beads so none of the rhondells can rub against each other.
The decorative portion of the necklace is 12" or 30 cm long. One end has the original matching beaded extension chain, but the necklace was still short. I have added a few inches of new silver metal chain so that the necklace can be hooked anywhere between 16 1/2" and 18 1/2" long, or 42 cm to 47 cm. The rhondells on the necklace are 7/16" or 10 mm wide, or slightly smaller than a US dime.
The hoop style earrings are screw backs. The crystals are smaller on the hoops. The hoops are 1 1/16" or 2.7 cm wide and they are 1 1/2" or 4 cm long. All of the rhondells are in perfect condition with no chips or cracks and the necklace and earrings are impeccably clean. The brass screw backs have a patina from age.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation jewelry case.