1930s Machine Age Deco Sterling Coil Link
This machine age Deco necklace appears rather simple at a glance, but the longer you study it the more you begin to appreciate its skillful craftsmanship and design. Each coiled link is dense and perfectly wrapped, interlocking completely with it’s neighboring links. From one end to the other the coils are graduated in size with the smallest measuring 3/8” across while the largest at the center measures approximately 3/4”. The most significant design feature is that the coils are slightly “flattened” creating a beautiful dynamic as you see the outside and inside of each simultaneously. This also allows the necklace to lay flat against you versus the shifting and turning that would likely occur if the links were perfectly round. Surprisingly, for such a beautifully crafted piece of jewelry, there is no signature or hallmarks of any sort. However, the metal does test positive as sterling. The full length of the necklace is 17-1/4”. The clasp is the original 1930s version of today’s “spring ring” style closure. It works perfectly, holding securely when closed and opening with ease as you catch then pull the ledge of the pin with your fingertip. This necklace is beyond chic and a stunning example of Machine Age Deco, one of the coolest design movements!