Antique Art Deco Rock Crystal Pools of Light Necklace
Authentic Art Deco Pools of Light rock crystal orbs, each measuring 15mm round, comprise this striking necklace. Band wrapped in a simple sterling silver wire, the 17 rock crystal orbs are have an oval link connecting each one. The beauty of rock crystal pools of light is that each orb picks up the color of the garment being worn. A sterling silver encased oval rock crystal with a fish hook style clasp closes the piece. A magnificent antique piece!
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, and if drilled would escape. As a result the orbs that make up "pools of light" are solid and joined using wraps.
- Materials: Sterling Silver
- Gemstones: Rock crystal pools of light..undrilled 15mm beads
- Measurements: The necklace measures 18 inches and in excellent condition:
- Weight: 87 grams