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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Hello dear CW users!
    I am reading CW's Show & Tell post now since quite a while, and i decided that it is about time to do my own shows and tells.
    Here we go:
    I have waited for so long for a pools of light necklace to appear from an unexpected corner of the internet (means not from US or UK eBay where such necklaces cost a fortune). And in the end, patience always pays off.
    I found this beauty not long ago, and I am still stunned by its real life magic.
    The necklace is "flapper length", app. 80 cm long, made of 42 rock crystal orbs measuring 12 mm in diameter and wrapped in gilded sterling silver wire with small flower caps. I believe my piece was rarely worn, since it is in mint condition, and neither the gilding nor the orbs show any signs of abrasion.
    The orbs are indeed rock crystal and not glass. It is pretty easy to distinguish between rock crystal and glass. Rock crystal is heavier and harder than glass. Accordingly it should weight more and it should scratch glass. Additionally, it always should feel cool, even when worn (whereas glass quickly warms up to the skin). The story that seeing an image upside down only through a true rock crystal is false. Every orb made of transparent material shows this effect.
    What else can i say?
    I think, my piece comes from the US, since it is marked on the claps only with "STERLING". And i think, that it dates to the 1920's or 1930's. The clasp is a spring clasp, but of the old type (see fourth picture - claps in open condition). Instead of pulling a protruding hook running in a groove in the ring itself, the ring is opened with an integrated "pusher".
    I have seen already a few pools of light pieces with such flower caps but none with gilding. The warm (red) gold tone goes very well with the light glow of the stones, and the delicate wrappings are just beautiful in their minimalistic execution. In my opinion it looks better than the more massive floral bands.
    Enjoy and thanks for watching!

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Magical pics!
      It is always wonderful to catch your Graal at fair price... I had this luck with a lavender jade necklace after years of hunting!
      I'm trilled to see your other posts, welcome to CW :-)
    2. lisali1919 lisali1919, 5 years ago
      kyratango, thank you so much for you nice and welcoming words.
      You are right, there is so much pleasure in finding what you're looking for. And fine jewelry is among love and happiness one little shiny thing that makes a magpie's heart beat faster. :-)
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Hello Lisali1919. What a wonderful necklace!
      Well worth the wait I would say :-) )
    4. lisali1919 lisali1919, 5 years ago
      TassieDevil, thank you for the love.
      Yes, definitely :-) (-: !
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Magical and beautiful piece indeed. As you I'm still looking for such a piece.
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Welcome to0 on CW curious what you can show us in the future
    7. lisali1919 lisali1919, 5 years ago
      Thank you Agram.m, i am too looking forward to my CW adventures. :-) (-:

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