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This is an early 1900s early Art Deco Rhodium Plate Filigree Necklace with Marcasite and Citrine Paste Stone
The necklace is in very good vintage condition. It has a makers mark of two triangles turned sideways with an I inside inside the pendant. I do not know this maker however the item was sourced from a USA Estate Sale) The clasp underneath states Pat 1257158. (The patent is for the clasp or chain connector as it was called and equates to L J Vetter applied for 30th June, 1917 and patented Feb 19th, 1918)
The drop necklace is 18 or 46 cms inches with a further drop of 5cms by 3cms for the pendant with the citrine paste stone which also has a surround of marcasites. Weighs 22.1gms. All measurements are approximate only.
The is a very special necklace from a bygone era in very good vintage antique condition.
White metals were all the rage at this time in history as was filigree. Jewellery makers used a Rhodium overlay to keep the pieces shiny and bright and is used today to coat white gold and sterling to keep it bright. (Pure Rhodium is too brittle to use in jewellery) Rhodium is the most expensive metal in the world even out ranking Platinum and Palladium. The base metals were usually sterling, white gold or platinum and is unknown unless filed into which would damage the item.