Incredible undrilled 13.5 mm orbs form this authentic Art Deco Pools of Light rock crystal necklace. All 19 rock crystal orbs are band wrapped in an ornate flower enhanced band adding dimension to the gemstones. The beauty of rock crystal pools of light is that each orb picks up the color of the garment being worn. A spring ring 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 create "pools of light" are solid and joined using wraps.
Materials: Gold Gilded Brass
Gemstones: Rock crystal pools of light..undrilled 13.5mm beads
Measurements: The necklace measures 17 inches
Weight: 75.2 grams
Condition: Very, very good condition with no chips or nicks to the rock crystal.
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