Art Deco 14kt Rock Quartz Crystal + Diamond Necklace
A stunning rock quartz crystal necklace from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! Crafted in 14kt white gold, this beautiful piece is comprised of a rock quartz crystal pendant that hangs from a complimentary chain. The rock crystal plaque is carved into a curvilinear bell shape, and is held within a beautiful filigree frame. At the center is a sparkling accent diamond, which is box-set and riveted securely through the surface of the crystal. On the back of the rock crystal is a pattern of carved rays, which show through to the front as a beautiful starburst motif. The ornate framework is beautifully detailed, with delicate filigree wirework, fine milgrain detail, and light etchings. The pendant hangs from a filigree bail and delicate chain, which fastens with a spring ring clasp in the back. Stamped on the back of the bail is a "14K" stamp and "ESEMCO" hallmark (used by the Shipman Manufacturing Jewelry Company, INC.) during the turn of the century. This beautiful Art Deco necklace would make a beautiful addition to any antique jewelry collection!
Measurements: The chain measures 16.5" long. The pendant hangs 1 1/2" in total length (including the bail at the top), measures 3/4" wide, and 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the white gold setting or filigree wirework. The rock quartz crystal plaque is free of chips or scratches, and the accent diamond is intact and securely set. There is no damage to the chain or spring ring clasp, which is in good working condition.