1930s Chrome and Enamel Deco Era Pendant
This Art Deco necklace was made in the 1930s using what was an ultra modern and truly fashionable material: chrome! Yes, not only were they making toasters and cocktail shakers out of chrome but jewelry as well! In fact it’s an ideal material for jewelry because it is bright like silver but does not tarnish. It also has a wonderful density that’s hard to explain but when you feel it you’ll understand! The chain portion of the necklace consists of decorative filigree panels, every other one with a stark bevel-edged bezel set black glass stone. The oval pendant has an ornate fixed bale and a gorgeous black enamel design. The glossy black and shiny chrome are a winning combination that will simply never go out of fashion! The length of the necklace is 18” including the threaded barrel style clasp. The pendant drops 2-5/8” measuring from the top of the center filigree panel to the bottom of the pendant. The pendant alone measures 2” by 1-1/8”.