We have similar Aquamarine items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Markings : 925, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight : 31.2 Grams.Main Stone Measurements/Color : Approximately 156 Carats, 7.8 mm long, 12.55 mm wide, Translucent pale blue hue. Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Carved and Polished Cabochon Beads. Item Measurements : The necklace has a wearable length of 15.5. Closure/Clasp Type: Spring Ring Clasp. Link Type : Aquamarine Beads on Silk String.
Notable Features : This necklace was handmade during the Retro period of the Art Deco era. The necklace is composed of a blue silk string upon which gorgeous aquamarine beads have been strung and is finished off with a.
925 sterling silver replacement clasp. The use of so many aquamarine stones in this necklace is a classic example of the Hollywood Regency style, which rose to popularity during the Retro period.
Eager to show off their wealth and style, Hollywood celebrities and socialites during this time would adorn themselves with glamorous jewelry, usually featuring large and beautiful stones. The design of this necklace is sometimes referred to as fruit salad or tutti fruitti, a style made popular by Cartier and Tiffany. The necklace was made in the style of Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, & Tiffany designs that were influencing the Hollywood Regency style, making the viewer think of the likes of Ava Gardner, and Katherine Hepburn.
The aquamarine stones in this necklace have a translucent, light blue hue which allows light to filter through the body of the stones and illuminate their internal matrices of darker and lighter blue shades. Each stone was carved by hand into the shape of the beads as well as engraved with etched lines to add texture all before being strung on the silk string, which was dyed blue to match the stones. Completing the necklace is a sterling silver spring ring clasp, which was added to the necklace later in its life, to replace what was likely a gold clasp of some sort.
A stunning example of the Hollywood Regency style and tutti fruitti designs that dominated the Retro period, this necklace would make a valuable addition to any antique jewelry collection. Don't miss your chance to own this piece of history. Some of the aquamarine stones have darker, naturally occurring carbon spots within them; however, this does not affect wear. Please reference the third photo provided above for examples of these natural carbon spots.The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. 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. Retro jewelry refers to pieces created in the 1940s and 1950s. This was a period during which jewelry designers were largely influenced by the changes stemming from World War II. These designs reflect an infusion of futuristic vision with elements inspired by preceding periods, encompassing a variety of gemstones, shapes, and materials. Materials used commonly in Retro jewelry are gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. Designs can be masculine, geometric and modern, or softer, more feminine and floral. The Hollywood Regency style came into fashion during the 1930s, ushered along by the Golden Age of Hollywood. This style was heralded by bright, contrasting colors and a modernization of the opulence of Baroque styles, featuring a deliberately frivolous extravagance that screamed glitz and glamour. Big girls need big diamonds was taken to heart, and the gorgeous Hollywood stars decked themselves appropriately, with blindingly glittering jewels to showcase their lives of luxury.
Fruit salad jewelry is any piece of jewelry which resembles a bowl of fruit salad and often includes multi-colored stones, pearls, glass. They can be opaque or translucent but are almost always vibrantly colorful. A stunning variety of the mineral beryl, aquamarine was named after the Latin word for seawater. Aquamarines with visible flaws are uncommon and the cost of producing synthetic aquamarine is high, therefore most aquamarine gems are natural.Light blue topaz is often mistaken for aquamarine. The large size of its crystal lattice makes many of its specimens ideal for faceting into larger sized gemstones, and thus it is seen in many opulent designs from various periods in time. Royalty commonly favored these large, precious stones. Varying in color from light blue to light green, its subtle beauty carries over well into a wide variety of jewelry styles. The value of aquamarine is often based on how limpid, or clear, it is in appearance. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Carved Aquamarine Bead Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, October 28, 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 worldwide.