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Crystal Bead Necklace with Onyx

Crystal Bead Necklace with Onyx

$ 195

Additional information

Maker

Unsigned

Size

17 1/4" x 1/2" (largest bead)

Condition

Excellent

Date

1920s

Marks

None

This crystal bead necklace has graduated, lantern-shaped beads that are beautifully faceted to reflect light. They are separated by onyx-glass beads and crystal disks. This black-and-white look, so popular in the Twenties, is always in style. The beads have recently been professionally re-strung on wire. This Art Deco necklace closes with a silver-tone filigree, box-shaped concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a selection of earrings and bracelets to wear with this jewel.

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