GEORG JENSEN Vintage Sterling Moonstone Link Necklace 16.5"
Renowned Danish silversmith Georg Jensen was born in 1866. His training in metalsmithing and his education in the Fine Arts enabled him to develop a successful career based in beautiful jewelry and silver design. His signature Art Nouveau style grew increasingly popular and Jensen became a world renowned artist. Although Jensen died in 1935, his pieces are still being created today using the same craftsmanship as when he was alive.
This vintage moonstone necklace from the 1950s is a wonderful example of Georg Jensen's signature style! Crafted in sterling silver, the piece is comprised of 18 floral-inspired links, each with an alluring moonstone cabochon set at the center. The polished moonstones are bezel set and foil-backed, displaying a wonderful pale blue color and iridescent flash. The settings surrounding each stone display fine repousse detail and flowing wirework, creating an elegant appearance. Connecting the links together are simple sterling loop connectors, giving flexibility to the design. A push clasp is disguised within the final link, and a safety latch on the side provides additional security. On the back of the clasp are several markings, which include the signature "GEORGE JENSEN" hallmark (used from 1945 to the present), as well as the stamps "STERLING DENMARK" and "57." One of the links is also engraved "GEORGE TO GRACE 1927-1952." A wonderful artisan piece, it would make a lovely addition to any vintage Jensen jewelry collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 16.5" long. The links alternate in size, with the larger version measuring about 1" long, 1/2" wide, and 1/4" thick. The smaller links measure approximately 5/8" long, 1/2" wide, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver setting or to the moonstone cabochons, all of which are intact. There is some wear to the foil backing on a few of the links, which can occur over time, and is not unusual for a vintage piece. The clasp and safety latch fasten securely and are in good working condition. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver setting, which is normal for vintage jewelry, and adds further depth to the 3-dimensional details within the design.