Gorgeous Art deco carnelian necklace
Beautifully designed this necklace is hand crafted in 9ct gold
This necklace is set with a ring and polished carnelian drop. The teardrop cornelian is inset with faceted discs of rock crystal
The stones are separated by gold bars that is connected to an integral trace link chain fastened with a traditional spring ring clasp
This fabulous necklace looks stunning when worn
- Pendant Drop 5.7cm
- Tear drop cornelian 28mm
- Chain with 9ct gold plaque
- Chain length 15″ (38 cm)
- Weight 4.8 grams.
- Period circa 1920
- This art deco carnelian necklace is excellent original condition
- Comes in presentation box illustrated
- Our ref: 2390
Normally uniform tawny-red or orangy-red but often banded when held up to the light.Carnelian was extensively used in intaglio carving, fob seals, and Regency necklaces. Also very popular at this time were cushion-shaped plaques mounted in Roman style seal settings.
The colourless variety of quartz used since the earliest of times. Usually polished ‘ en cabochon’ often depicting naturalistic scenes and creatures. Rock crystal was used widely in Belle Époque jewellery. Art Deco jewellery saw rock crystal cut into geometric and architectural shapes and mounted with sapphires and rubies and very effectively with carnelian, onyx and coral. The stone was much used by Fabergé in objects of virtue and accessories