We discovered the special hand-pressed cloud opal glass cabochon centering this necklace while teetering on top of a ladder in a New England warehouse. It's one of the most beautiful examples of mid-century Czechoslovakian glassworkers' art we've ever seen.
The opal is accented with an antique button, a Cherry Brand glass jet and goldstone cabochon, and a delicate jet glass loop.
Cherry Brand glass was made by Japanese rice farmers moonlighting as glass artisans during the American occupation of Japan after WWII.
READ MORE > The Epic Story of Cherry Brand Glass, Buttonology Blog.
Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.
This necklace also features a sliding clasp that enables you to adjust its length to suit any neckline. You can wear it as a choker, as a long pendant, or anywhere in between.
In this piece:
- Antique metal button, circa 1880-1918
- Oval cloud opal lampworked & pressed glass cabochon from Czechoslovakia
- Cherry Brand jet & goldstone glass cabochon, made in post-World War II allied occupied Japan
- A delicate French jet glass loop found wrapped in a Paris newspaper from 1912
- Antiqued brass chain
- The chain adjusts from a 15" choker to a 32" long pendant with a sliding clasp
Shop the collection: Adjustable Necklaces
Shop the collection: Japanese Cherry Brand Glass