Long Germany Art Deco Pools of Light Necklace
40 inches of incredible undrilled 12 mm orbs form this authentic vintage 1920s Art Deco Pools of Light necklace. All 40 rock crystal orbs are caged in gold toned bands. The beauty of rock crystal pools of light is that each orb picks up the color of the garment being worn. Hallmarked Germany. A magnificent antique piece...rare to find one this long with such a fabulous design!
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.