Antique Rock Crystal Pools of Light Diamond Necklace
Simple and elegant Art Deco pendant necklace, circa 1930s, featuring a pools of light rock crystal orb suspended from a long oval bale centered with a petite diamond. Rendered in a sterling silver, the crystal orb pendant is band wrapped connecting to the thick slightly curved bail with an open back diamond in the center. Suspended from a fine silver chain closing with a bolt ring clasp. 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: Silver
- Gemstones: Diamond, Rock Crystal measuring 16mm in diameter
- Measurements: 18 inches long with the pendant and diamond bale adding an additional 1.5 inches