A negligee necklace, or just negligee, is one that has two vertical drop sections of different lengths. This design was very popular in the Art Deco era of the 1920's when this was made, and there is no doubt that it is such an incredible style that looks as elegant today as when it was made.
This particular Art Deco negligee was made in 18 carat yellow gold and has so many unique and amazing features with it.
To begin with, it is set with a wonderful combination of pink and yellow topaz, aquamarine, peridot and seed pearls. This combination of colours emphasise the the beautiful feminine design that will make this necklace always look so elegant on the neckline.
And then there are not only seed pearls set into the main pendant section as well as above the peridot and aquamarine at the bottom, but looking closely there are also seed pearls set into the necklace for the two drop sections as well as at the start of the necklace. All of this fine detail exemplifies how much time and attention to detail when into making this stunning piece all those years ago.
The longer of the two drops measures 6.5cm from the bottom to the top of the pendant, and from end to end the necklace itself measures 37cm in length, allowing the centre section sit perfectly on the neckline where it will no doubt be admired each time that it is worn.
Art Deco jewellery is as popular today as when it was first made, and when this is around your neck, it will be so easy to see why.
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Art Deco negligee
Art Deco negligee set with topaz, peridot, aquamarine and pearls
This negligee was made in the Art Deco period of the 1920's. It was made in 18 carat yellow gold and has fine natural pearls set into the pendant parts as well as the chain itself.
What is a negligee?
A negligee necklace, or just negligee, is one that has two vertical drop sections of different lengths. This design was very popular in the Art Deco era of the 1920's to the 1940's. Often negligee pendants will be found in gold or platinum, or a combination of both, and are often set with gemstones. Diamonds were a popular choice in an Art Deco negligee necklace, as was pearls.
When was the Art Deco period?
It is generally accepted that the Art Deco era was from 1920 until 1940. Some publications will say that it started after World War One in 1914, while others will say it lasted until the end of the 1940's. Unlike eras that are clearly defined as when a monarch is ruling such as Queen Victoria, eras that are described by style or designs have to be accepted as being more fluid in dates. The one thing that will generally unite such pieces of jewellery will be the overall design of the piece. Art Deco jewellery is commonly more geometric in design, whereas the later Retro period is usually more heavier and bolder in design.
Where can I buy an Art Deco engagement ring?
At Kalmar Antiques in Sydney's historic and beautiful Queen Victoria Building. For over 35 years, we have been Australia's leading antique jewellery store. We deal in fine antiques from the Georgian through the Victorian and Art Deco era's, right up to today.
Click here to see more antique and Art Deco necklaces and pendants that are currently in store:
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