Flapper Era 1920s Sautoir Style Glass Bead Necklace
This necklace most certainly belonged to a free-spirited flapper! It's in a sautoir style which was popularized in the 1920s. Sometimes worn long and sometimes worn short, this particular example is of the shorter style. The ruby red faceted glass beads have a beautiful, beloved softness to the facets and the largest size have decorative little end caps. Creating length between the beads are double sided, textured bar links. The clasp at the back is wonderful! It is a tongue and groove mechanism where the "tongue" portion clicks into a deep little jeweled box. The "box" doubles as the bezel which holds a rectangular Asscher cut ruby red stone. The length of the necklace is approximately 16" with an additional drop length of 4-1/4". This drop length includes the large vertical bead as well as the three individual hanging strands. This is just such a great and wearable example of 1920s jewelry!