Age Circa: Art Deco C. Gram Weight: 350.7 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color: The stones vary in size from 25.0 mm long by 20.0 mm wide to 30.0 mm long by 17.5 mm wide. They differ in blocks and striations from light green to light purple-rose, medium purple, as well as dark rich purple. The lighter colored stones in the necklace are semi-translucent.
One of the stones is a medium purple hue with a thick aqua blue striation that runs through the middle. Another one is half semi-translucent light pink-purple in color, and half semi-translucent faint green-clear in color.
The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Stone Cuts: Raw Tumbled Polished. The necklace measures 26.0 in wearable length. Notable Features: This stunning Chinese Fluorite Opera Necklace was made by a talented jeweler in the Art Deco Period. During the creation of the beads, they were tumbled and hand polished by a talented stone cutter who would have been among the best in the world at that time.There are 29 total stones, which vary in size from 30.0 mm long by 20.0 mm wide to 25.0 mm long by 17.5 mm wide. They differ in blocks and striations of color from light green to light purple-rose, medium purple, as well as dark rich purple.
At 350.7 grams, this piece is truly massive in size and weight. It mimics the Pool of Light Necklaces which were popular from the Victorian Period to the Art Deco Period.This style of necklace was known for its many large polished gemstones, which from an optical standpoint, gave off a luminescent hue when light hit them. Made of double threaded, double knotted silk string for added durability, you can be sure that the care which went into this piece will prevent friction rubbing when worn. The silk string was dyed a medium purple hue to match the color of the beads, and the dye is still a vibrant color that has held very well over time. This phenomenal work of art is of superb quality and craftsmanship. A fantastic statement piece, it would be perfect dressed up or dressed down. This beautiful piece comes from the Art Deco Era! The Art Deco Era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" Era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. During the Art Deco Period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Chinese Stone cutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world during the Vintage Era. They would carve western themes as well as the rarer traditional eastern themes into their many pieces. Chinese Export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian Period and lasted until the 1960's. In a lot of ways Chinese Export jewelry fashioned what we know of jewelry today. During these periods, Chinese Craftsmen, including Jewelers and Stone cutters, were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would have a piece custom ordered through their local jeweler whom was usually gifted at drawing a design to send off to contacts in China to craft an.
As you can imagine, this was not cheap, that being said, these pieces are very rare and few have survived until today. The opera length necklace was very fashionable formal evening wear for high class ladies during the Art Deco period.Opera length is approximately 28 - 35 inches long and offers many attractive options. It can be worn as a single strand with high necklaces or doubled to create a fashionable two-strand choker. Traditionally, opera length necklaces are worn with evening wear, although using them to accessorize more casual attire has become a fresh, cutting-edge fashion statement. We do not undervalue packages for international customers as it is illegal. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Chinese Fluorite Purple Green Huge Bead Opera Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, November 5, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.