Art Deco Snake Pools of Light Necklace
Beautiful circa 1930s Art Deco necklace featuring a dangling pools of light rock crystal orb pendant wrapped with a detailed snake. Rendered in a sterling silver, the crystal orb pendant has the serpent head centered with a an emerald cabochon with the tail forming the loop and the head curling over the front of the crystal. Excellent good luck talisman!
For thousands of years this optically clear quartz has been used as gemstones because of its enchanting ability to absorb and affect light. Possessing the property of double refraction (where images viewed through them appear upside-down and reversed) these works of art are from turn of the century and are increasingly more difficult to find, especially in wearable condition. Pools of light jewelry were believed to have a magical and mystical effect on the wearer. The ancient Chinese held the belief that the chi of good luck resided within each bead.
Materials: Sterling Silver
Gemstones: Rock Crystal Orb, Emerald
Measurements: Rock crystal - 21.5mm. We will adman 18 inch silver rolo chain.
Condition: Very good with no chips, nicks or scratches to the crystal which shows items upside down and backwards when viewing. The sterling silver has a wonderful patina accenting the crystal.