Art Deco Platinon & Crystal Chain Necklace 32.5"
Platinon is a rare metal alloy invented to imitate platinum. Jeweler John Wall of Birmingham UK produced and featured jewelry made of platinon at the British Industries Fair in 1922 and 1929, marketing it as "The Reputable Platinum Imitation - Finest Finish - Untarnishable." It was used for a brief period of time to produce high quality pieces of costume jewelry which are now increasingly difficult to find. The metal most closely resembles the color of sterling silver with a natural patina or a soft gunmetal color, however, it does not tarnish.
A gorgeous crystal necklace from the Art Deco (ca1920s) era! This elegant piece is crafted in platinon and comprised of beautiful crystal links that form a long, flowing chain. The necklace is particularly long, and each sparkling crystal is encased within a platinon bezel. At the back of the strand is a platinon spring ring clasp, making it possible to double the necklace for a stylish layered look. The ring of the clasp is stamped "PLATINON." The delicate crystals have a luxurious appearance when worn, and the necklace is particularly stunning because of its rich, gunmetal-like color. It would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures 32.5" in total length. Each round crystal link measures 3mm in diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinon setting, or to any of the crystal links. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.