C. 1940 Gold Filled Floral Panel Necklace with Blue Zircon Glass
This 1940s necklace represents a very popular style from that era: gold filled decorative panels with cheerfully colored stones, most often seen in bracelet format. This particular necklace, although a common style, is uncommon and unique in it's details. The panels alternate between lovely ginkgo-like leaves and pretty five-petaled flowers. There are a total of eight flower links and each are bezel set with a vibrant, 4.5mm shockingly blue stone. The stones are faceted glass and were meant to give the impression of being natural blue zircon, a gem that is still desirable for this specific shade of blue. The leaf panels in fact are my favorite part and I consider them to be the more unique feature of this necklace. The interlocking leaf design has a wonderful texture, with a pleasing sense of symmetry, strength and beauty, seemingly influenced by elements of the Art Nouveau period. The overall condition is excellent, no scratches or discoloration to speak of. The clasp is a simple spring ring closure and it functions perfectly, holding securely when closed. The width of each panel is approximately 5/8" and the overall length of the necklace from end to end is 16-1/2" which will fall just below the collarbone for most. If you need a little extra length just let me know and I'd be happy to discuss some options.