Art Deco Sterling Silver French Paste & Glass Pendant
French paste is a Vintage jewelry term used to describe the practice of using faceted cut glass, cut in the shape of a real gemstone, instead of using real gems. This process, which was developed in the 1700's, created the look of a sparkling gemstone or diamond but cost much less than real stones.
A stunning sterling and French paste pendant rom the Art Deco (ca1920) era! The pendant, which is made of sterling silver, hangs from a topper that holds two French paste stones, as well as 5 calibrated, royal blue glass stones in the shape of a V. The body of the pendant is encrusted with 28 sparkling, French paste stones, as well as 17 calibrated, royal blue glass stones in the shape of a large V. The blue glass stones, made to look like sapphires, add a unique touch to this beautiful piece! The pendant hangs from a modern sterling chain and the underside is stamped “STERLING S” in two places. With a wonderful ornate design, the pendant is detailed in soft milgrained accents and cutouts. The special piece looks gorgeous on and would make a great addition to any collection!
Measurement: The pendant hangs 1 5/8" long, is 3/4" at the widest point and is less than 1/8" thick. The chain of the necklace measures 15.5" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant and chain is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the sterling setting, and all of the French paste and glass stones are intact.