Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Plated South American Ethnic Bead Necklace 32.2 Grams | 52.5" | Opera Length | Tribal | Wedding

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller abeautifultimeco (16,985) 100%, Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 143419316620 The Piece Age Circa: Art Deco C. 1920 - 1940 Markings: Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed Country of Origin: Unknown (necklace is ethnically South American in origin) Brand: Unknown Gram Weight: 32.2 Grams Metal Type: .925 Sterling Silver Plated Material: -- Main Stone: -- Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: -- Accent Stone: -- Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color: -- Stone Treatment: -- Stone Cuts: -- Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 52.5". Closure/Clasp Type: The necklace does not have a clasp as it is long enough to fit over the head. Link Type: Specialty Pendant Type: -- Notable Features: This necklace was handmade during the Art Deco era. The necklace is South American in origin and would have been used for a wedding. The necklace features hand strung sterling silver plated beads. The beads were created using repousse, which gave them the hollowed out shape. The links have hand twisted spirals that connect them together, which gives the piece a unique beauty. This is an opera length necklace and would be perfect for any jewelry collection. Don't miss your chance to own this piece of history! Damage: Age appropriate wear. A few of the links are no longer completely secured within the beads, but this is not noticeable and does not affect wear as they still hook to both the bead and spiral connectors. Your local jeweler can easily repair this, if desired. The price has been reduced to reflect this. *This listing is for the item only. All display boxes and/or photography props do not come with your purchase.* The History The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period, jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. The opera length necklace was very fashionable formal evening wear for high class ladies during the Art Deco period. Opera length is 26 - 35 inches long. It can be worn several ways; single strand with a higher neck line or doubled to create a choker effect. Traditionally, opera length necklaces are worn with evening wear, although using them to accessorize more casual attire has become a fresh, cutting-edge fashion statement. All packages are sent via USPS First Class Insured Mail unless another shipping option is chosen by the buyer. Buy It Now items ship for free (domestically). Shipping on auction items are priced below. We do not undervalue packages for international customers as it is illegal. Please take this into consideration before placing your bid. Gold: $8.00 + $1.00 per additional gold item & silver items combine for freeSilver: $4.00 + $1.00 per additional gold item & silver items combine for free PayPal only. After 4 days of non-payment, an automated unpaid item case will be opened by our eBay system. If you need extra time for payment, please contact us prior to bidding. Condition: “The pictures provided are a part of the description and detail any damage not noted. Antique, used, vintage jewelry WILL have broken, chipped, missing stones, wear, and other damage or imperfections commensurate with age. Carat weights and gold values stated are approximate, this includes stones etc in the weight. Age stated in the title as well as gemstone classifications are opinionated based on sellers experience. We have a 30 day no questions asked send back policy should you be unsatisfied with your purchase.”, Ethnic Origin: South American, Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown, Style: Strand/String, Metal Purity: .925, Metal: Sterling Silver Plated, Type: Beads

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