This necklace makes a bold statement with its unabashed Art Deco swagger.
It showcases three stunning pieces of vintage jet glass, two of which imitate marcasites with a silver-luster finish on molded glass. Marcasites are cut and polished pieces of pyrite, also known as fool's gold.
Marcasite jewelry has been around since ancient Greece. However, it reached its trendy zenith with the Art Deco designs in the 1930s. Its popularity isn't surprising, given its lavish sparkle was perfectly suited to the Jazz Age opulence.
German glassmakers profited from this trend by manufacturing imitation pressed glass marcasites coated with a brilliant silver luster like those featured in this necklace.
We've named it after Eyre de Lanux, an American writer and designer known for lacquered Art Deco furniture and geometric patterned rugs.
In this piece:
- Large and small jet glass octagons with silver luster highlights made to look like marcasites, made in Germany, circa 1950-60
- Vintage jet glass and silver luster button made in Czechoslovakia, circa 1950-60
- Two silver-plated brass octagonal settings stamped today in the USA in vintage dies
- Silver-plated pewter setting cast today in the USA
- Silver-plated brass chain
- Can be worn long at 32” or doubled up and worn short at 16”
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