Art Deco Sterling Rock Crystal "Pools of Light" Earrings, Necklace + Bracelet Set
A fantastic and unusual rock crystal 3-piece set from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This wonderful set comes in the original, custom-fitted box and consists of a necklace, a bracelet, and a pair of matching earrings. Traditionally known as "Pools of Light," the pieces are made up of smooth spheres of rock crystal, each held within a thin sterling silver wire that wraps around the diameter. The gorgeous beaded necklace has 40 Pools of Light strung together by delicate connector loops, and thanks to its length, can easily slip on and off overhead with no need for a clasp. The matching bracelet is comprised of 8 Pools of Light crystals and fastens with a simple spring clasp at the end. Each earring is adorned with a single Pool of Light crystal dangling at the base of a delicate strand of box chain. The strand is attached to a simple leverback earring wire with a delicate beaded accent on the front, allowing the earring to dangle with lovely movement and frame the face beautifully. Each earring wire is stamped with a "925" silver purity mark, along with a maker's mark, and the 3 piece set rests perfectly in the original dark blue velvet box. Pools of Light crystals have a striking appearance when worn and this set is particularly stunning. It looks fabulous when worn individually or as an ensemble, creating endless versatility!
Measurements: Each rock quartz crystal "Pool of Light" has a diameter of approximately 14mm. The entire length of the necklace measures approximately 36" long. The bracelet measures approximately 8 1/8" long. Each earring hangs 2 3/4" long.
Condition: The overall condition of this set is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or significant chips to any of the pools of light. The bracelet clasp is secure and in good working condition. The leverback earring wires are secure and in good working condition. The original box shows some signs of age and wear, which is normal for a piece from this era.