Art Deco Platinon & Crystal Necklace
The Birmingham based jeweller, John Wall, introduced the first imitation platinum in 1922 marketing it as "The Reputable Platinum Imitation - Finest Finish - Untarnishable". Platinon was only used for a short period of time and is increasingly difficult to find making these pieces perfect for a true art deco collector.
This necklace is a beautiful example of some of the highest quality imitation jewellery in England. This necklace features 3 millegrain and bezel set glass stone drops with contrasting facetted square crystals hung from a Platinon chain. Platinon most closely resembles the colour of sterling silver with a natural patina or a soft gunmetal colour. It does not and has not tarnished a bit despite it being nearly 100 years old. The high quality of the piece is also evident in the detail of the engraved setting backs of the square crystals.
Condition: Excellent condition - This is "new old stock" and has never been worn. Glass stones without scratches and clasp is secure, good working condition.
Era: Art Deco 1920s
The length of the chain is 42cm.
The drop pendants add an additional 22mm in length.
The round glass stones measure 5mm in diameter.
Hallmarks: The ring of the clasp is stamped "PLATINON"
Materials: Platinon, Glass, Crystal, Please note this alloy is likely to contain nickel so not suitable for anyone who might have an allergy.