Posted 3 years ago
Hi - this is another of my car boot sale finds. I really like this riviere necklace and think it is from the art deco period but it could be older. It is not marked as far as I can see but it is silver and very well made and solid. The stones have been tested on an electronic gem tester and are much harder than glass so I assume they are rock crystal.
It is 17 inches long and quite heavy (41 grams). The stones are held in the settings by 3 claws on the long sides and 2 on the shorter sided. There are 19 stones and they are approx 15mm x 10mm and have a slightly graphite tone although they are clear.
If anyone can tell me anything about the likely country of origin and age of this piece I would appreciate it. I would also like to know if anyone has any clues about who the maker might be.