We have similar Chrysoberyl and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa : Art Deco C.
Gram Weight : 67.7 grams. Main Stone : Cat's eye chrysoberyl.
Color: semi-translucent white hue with chatoyancy. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Rounded and polished.Link Type: Cat's eye chrysoberyl beads on silk string. Handmade during the Art Deco era. The necklace consists of a silk string upon which eighty-eight cat's eye chrysoberyl beads have been strung, all of which are white in hue and display chatoyancy as light reflects off the beads. Completed with a barrel casp. When worn the necklace dangles down the chest at a matinee length of 27.8 which was popular with flappers at the time. This listing is for the item only.
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. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940.Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Chatoyancy can be most easily be recognized as the luminous glow emitted by fiber-like bands running through stones like tigers eye. The word chatoyancy comes from the French word for phrase "il de chat, meaning "cat's eye. Chatoyancy is most easily recognized in cabochon cut stones which are specifically cut so that the fibers that illuminate from within the stone are perpendicular to the flat bottom of the stone.
Cats Eye Chrysoberyl and Tigers Eye are the stones best known to exhibit this phenomenon. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Base Metal White Cats Eye Chrysoberyl Necklace 67.7g" is in sale since Saturday, August 8, 2020.
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.