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Vintage Antique Rhodium Citrine Crystal Lariat Necklace.
early 1900s – 1920s Art Deco
White metals were all the rage at this time . Jewellery makers used a Rhodium overlay to keep the pieces shiney and bright (Pure Rhodium is too brittle to use in jewellery) Rhodium is the most epensive metal in the world even outranking Platinum and Palladium. The base metal to this piece is unknown, white gold, sterling and other white metals were used.
The lariat necklace has the distinctive paper chain link that was used in this period. It has two multi faceted citrine coloured stones on the end of each piece of chain.The stones are untested and sold as is. The necklace has no clasp and yoy simply put it around your neck and cross it over in the lariat style. Very unusual piece.
The necklace is just over 57cms or 22 inches from end to end. The citrine crystals are 2cms by 1.4cms and the total weight is 8.1gms. All weights and meaurments are approimate only
One of a kind Art Deco era necklace in very good condition.